CSO Explainer: What is social engineering?

Editor’s note: CSO is embarking on creating some new video animations that help explain security terms and concepts. The goal is not to explain something that you, the reader, is already likely to know, but rather to present these concepts in an easy-to-share format for employees to enhance awareness in the workplace, or even with friends and relatives (like your Uncle George, who may fall victim to one of these ploys). Let us know if there are some other security terms and concepts you’d like to see in animated form!

The following is a transcript of the video above.

Voiceover: When you hear the term social engineering, this is the security industry’s way of referring to a con or scam technique.

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