Summary of 123 - Targeted Social Engineering Attacks

Course Description

Government of Canada (GC) employees are often the targets of spear phishing and whaling campaigns given their access to sensitive and financial information. There is a requirement to increase the cyber security awareness on these commons risks by highlighting how to identify them, mitigate and avoid them.

Course Objectives

  • Describe various types of social engineering attacks
  • Recognize characteristics of social engineering attacks
  • Describe tactics used to camouflage malicious links
  • Adopt practices that reduce social engineering threats
  • Recall how to contain and recover from social engineering compromises

Target Audience

The target audience is senior management, executives and their staff, and any other employees in the private/public sector who may be the focus of targeted social engineering attacks and who are looking to protect themselves and their assets from cyber-attacks.




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