Human Hacking and the Art of Social Engineering

by ptaylor12/20/2011 12:20:00 PM

Social engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Social Engineering is the most effective way to 'hack' or gain access to an organization. Here are just a few of the methods that fraudsters are using to trick consumers into revealing important information. Pretexting - Creating an invented (prepared) scenario (an elaborate lie) to engage a victim and convince them to divulge information. Phishing - Sending something that loo... [More]


A Holiday Letter to PacificEast

by Scott Rice12/15/2011 1:44:00 PM

(The following is Walter Funk's recent address to the staff and management of PacificEast. I think it encapsulates the character of the company and what we strive for. It is our Christmas wish this year to focus even more diligently on these four values.) On the PacificEast sign on the wall in our office we list four values: Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation, and Excellence. I'm not reviewing them today because we have lost sight of them, but in an attempt to ensure that we never do. We are one c... [More]


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