Social Engineering Defense

Fortify your organization’s cybersecurity, end to end, with the help of Verizon’s customizable and comprehensive 5-point plan.

The rise and cost of social engineering

Understand ways to identify and respond to suspicious cyber threats with some of the latest security defense resources.

Know the social engineering tactics.

Social engineering attacks are on the rise, and generative AI can make them even harder to fight. Verizon can help you close security gaps with our ecosystem of protection.


Spam email sent to people or organizations to try to trick them into divulging confidential information, such as usernames and passwords, or clicking on a malicious link


Spam text messages sent by attackers to trick individuals or organizations into sharing sensitive information, such as passwords


The fraudulent act of making phone calls or leaving voice messages that deceive victims and companies into revealing sensitive information


QR code phishing to get someone to scan a QR code taking them to a malicious website to get sensitive information or download malware

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The Rising Cyber Risks of Social Engineering & Personal Devices

This webinar explores how social engineering attacks have become more difficult to detect. Experts examine the brand and financial damaging effects of a successful attack. Learn why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies can carry greater cyber risk. And discover how Verizon is addressing these risks through advanced threat detection software.

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An Expert Guide to lowering social engineering risks

Continuous adaptation is needed to address social engineering because of its cunning exploitation of human trust. Verizon offers expert guidance to help reduce the impact of these threats.

Apr 15, 2024,  7 min read

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Voice Intelligence and Security Report

Fraudsters use stolen voice data to manipulate authentication systems, gain access to confidential information and conduct fraudulent activities. Understand how to mitigate the risks.

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Developing a social engineering defense plan

Find solutions to help defend against social engineering attacks and enhance your security posture.

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The growing case for corporate-liable devices

Recent regulatory crackdowns may have companies rethink their mobile device security.

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Advance your defense strategy.

It shouldn’t take a compromise to step up your game. Verizon’s cybersecurity expertise can help your organization mitigate threats, from edge to endpoints.

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Network and cloud security

Implement an adaptive, enterprise-grade secure access service edge (SASE) environment.


Network filtering

Help protect your company with sophisticated controls to help block online threats and scam SMS.

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Endpoint security

Help prevent malware, ransomware and other dangerous exploits from infiltrating mobile and other devices on your network.

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Voice security

Counter robocall attacks with voice authentication systems such as Pindrop.

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Corporate-issued devices

Help prevent data breaches by maintaining comparable security across corporate-liable devices.

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Expert consulting services

Get advice on your security posture, whether it’s high-level threats or common social engineering scams.

Put our 5-part defense plan to work.

By following our comprehensive plan, backed by our expertise—you can help your organization be better protected, end to end.

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Educate employees, contractors and partners on what red flags to look out for and how to help protect their devices.

Maintain policy controls, support regulatory compliance, and use voice authentication and network filtering easily with corporate liable devices.

Apply a full range of mobile device management solutions—from endpoints to network.

Alert suspicious activity with antivirus software, firewalls, IDS, IPS and other network security tools.

Safeguard against social engineering attacks with a cybersecurity team of professionals assessing your network on an ongoing basis.

2024 Data Breach Investigations Report

This year, we analyzed a staggering 30,458 real-world security incidents. Download the DBIR to find out more about the cyber threats your organization might be up against.


of breaches involved a non-malicious human element, like a person falling victim to a social engineering attack or making an error


of financially motivated incidents involved ransomware or extortion, with a median loss of $46,000 per breach


of breaches involved the exploitation of vulnerabilities as an initial access step, almost triple the amount from last year’s report

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