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Defining Tailgating

In this video, tailgating will be explained.
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Hello, and welcome to section 1.7 of the attacks course, Tailgating. I’m Lisa Gilbert, and I’ll be sharing lots of helpful information so you can understand this type of attack and defend against it. In our discussion of tailgating, I’ll first define tailgating and why it is important to understand and prevent. Next, I’ll discuss what attackers are trying to accomplish. Then I will explain exactly who is at risk and explore the red flags and warning signs that an attack is taking place. We’ll also explore some of the tactics used by attackers. And lastly, I’ll describe how you can protect yourself and your organization from tailgating attacks. Tailgating is also known as piggybacking.
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And this is a type of social engineering attack that takes place when someone without proper authentication follows an authenticated employee into a restricted area. It may be into a facility itself or into a secure area within the facility, such as a server room. There’s a corresponding electronic version of tailgating attack, which is requesting the use of a digital resource without being properly authenticated to access that resource. There’s really only one objective of tailgating, and that’s to obtain physical access to an area the attacker is not allowed to be in. Or to obtain electronic access to a digital resource they’re not authorized to use. So who’s at risk for tailgating attack?
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Anyone who has authorized access to a restricted area could be at risk for someone attempting a tailgating social engineering attack. The more valuable the information in the restricted area, whether physical or electronic, the higher the risk.

In this video, you will be introduced to tailgating. You will explore the main objectives of this type of social engineering attack and identify who is at risk.

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