Social engineering

The term "social engineering" refers to a procedure in which human vulnerability is exploited. Often, employees of a company are tricked into bypassing normal security precautions and disclosing sensitive information. Source: TechTarget.

Man in the middle

Protection against attacks by third parties on data lines or nodes without direct access to your IT systems.

Cloud computing

Safeguarding of interventions by third parties into external IT systems.


Attackers mislead their victims with randomly sent e-mails or fake websites in order to trick them into revealing sensitive data.

Fake identity fraud 

The attacker impersonates an employee or supervisor by e-mail or other means in order to trigger the transmission of confidential data or a financial transaction, for example.

Fake president fraud

The perpetrator poses as an employee – usually a member of management – and e-mails or calls an employee who is responsible for banking transactions in the company, requesting that they carry out an urgent transfer.