So, as we discussed, social engineering is usually the weakest link in document and IT security.
Our virtual dataroom clients frequently ask us for advice or best practices to fight social engineering. Here are the top 6 we tell them:
1.Protect Your Passwords
This sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. People regularly give out passwords without realizing it, for reasons such as receiving a text message from the “boss” saying he has forgotten his password and can’t access his information while in an important meeting. Make it a rule for no-one to disclose a password ever, under any circumstances whatsoever. If a password is mislaid, follow secure protocols for resetting it and creating a new one.