Be aware of social engineering

Social engineering is a commonly used tactic by malicious actors. Social engineering can happen to you at home or in the workplace. You could be contacted by from someone pretending to be from your financial institution claiming your account has been compromised. You could also be contacted by someone claiming to be a contractor for your company that is asking for information to grant them access to the system. Always verify the identity of anyone asking for personal or sensitive information prior to sharing it.