Social Engineering in It Security: Tools, Tactics, and Techniques

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Cutting-edge social engineering testing techniques

"Provides all of the core areas and nearly everything [you] need to know about the fundamentals of the topic."-- Slashdot

Conduct ethical social engineering tests to identify an organization's susceptibility to attack. Written by a global expert on the topic, Social Engineering in IT Security discusses the roots and rise of social engineering and presents a proven methodology for planning a test, performing reconnaissance, developing scenarios, implementing the test, and accurately reporting the results. Specific measures you can take to defend against weaknesses a social engineer may exploit are discussed in detail. This practical guide also addresses the impact of new and emerging technologies on future trends in social engineering.

  • Explore the evolution of social engineering, from the classic con artist to the modern social engineer
  • Understand the legal and ethical aspects of performing a social engineering test
  • Find out why social engineering works from a victim's point of view
  • Plan a social engineering test--perform a threat assessment, scope the test, set goals, implement project planning, and define the rules of engagement
  • Gather information through research and reconnaissance
  • Create a credible social engineering scenario
  • Execute both on-site and remote social engineering tests
  • Write an effective social engineering report
  • Learn about various tools, including software, hardware, and on-site tools
  • Defend your organization against social engineering attacks

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Filled with cutting-edge social engineering testing techniques that are legally and ethically sound

Social Engineering in IT Security details the roots and rise of social engineering, key legal and ethical aspects you need to understand before contracting to perform a test, and how and why social engineering works. The book fully explains how to plan for a social engineering test, perform reconnaissance, create scenarios, implement the test, and accurately report the results. Specific measures security managers can take to defend against weaknesses a social engineer could exploit are discussed.

  • Offers a front-row seat with Sharon Conheady, a highly in-demand social engineering speaker and trainer
  • Includes a legal reference—covering both the U.S. and Europe
  • Walks though considerations that go into the social engineer’s client agreement letter
  • Complete with examples of post-test reports to make your own report writing as solid as possible

About the Author:

Sharon Conheady is a director at First Defence Information Security in the UK where she specializes in social engineering. She has presented on the topic at security conferences worldwide and regularly leads training seminars on how to perform ethical social engineering tests and defend against social engineers.

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