Dumpster diving

In the world of information technology, dumpster diving is a technique used to retrieve information that could be used to carry out an attack on an organisation to hack their Information Technology or gather confidential information that has been thrown away. Dumpster diving isn’t limited to searching through the trash for obvious treasures like access codes or passwords written down on sticky notes. Seemingly innocent information like a phone list, calendar, or organizational chart can be used to assist an attacker using social engineering techniques to gain access to the network. We educate employees to prevent dumpster divers from learning anything valuable from your trash. We recommend that your company establish a disposal policy where all paper, including print-outs, is shredded in a cross-cut shredder before being recycled, all storage media is erased, and all staff is educated about the danger of untracked trash

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