Strategies to keep payroll cybersafePhishing, social engineering being used to acquire dataBy Sheila Brawn06/01/2018|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2018Trustwave’s 2018 Global Security Report ranked phishing and social engineering as the most common threats to corporate networks, at 55 per cent of all incidents. Credit: solarseven (Shutterstock) Malware. Ransomware. Phishing. Social engineering. While these words may sound like they are from science fiction, they are actually some of the methods that cybercriminals use to attack organizations’ operations — including payroll data. “Different kinds of attacks or different kinds of breaches can happen to any company’s payroll department,” said Sangameswaran Manikkayam, manager of system engineering in Canada for security services provider Trustwave.That payroll data is valuable because it includes employees’ personal information, such as social insurance numbers and bank account numbers, which can be used for identity theft, he said. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.