To implement effective cybersecurity solutions built for the digital world, it’s important to understand common industry concepts and definitions. This glossary provides you with cybersecurity terms to be aware of as you look to protect your organization against cyber threats.
Social media threats are attacks carried out by cybercriminals in order to compromise an individual’s personal information. Given the widespread use and popularity of social media in today’s world, these platforms are effective vehicles for social engineering attacks. Cybercriminals will often impersonate a well-established brand or person to trick individuals into handing over sensitive data. This can lay the foundation for a larger phishing, social engineering, or malicious attack. For organizations, it’s important to educate employees on the prevalence of social media threats to ensure their online activities don’t pose a cybersecurity risk to themselves or the company.