HMG IT Security Awareness

SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Social engineering is the practice of obtaining confidential information by manipulation or legitimate users. Commonly use the telephone , or internet to trick a person into revealing sensitive information.

To protect yourself you should consider the following:


  • Never disable the anti-virus programs
  • Never share login or password information (Anyone with your credentials can masquerade as you)
  • Do not ever send confidential information or patient data via email or social media
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information
  • If you suspect you have been a victim, notify the IT Department immediately!