Improve information security by learning Social Engineering.
This book will provide you with a holistic understanding of social engineering. It will help you to avoid and combat social engineering attacks by giving you a detailed insight into how a social engineer operates.
Learn Social Engineering starts by giving you a grounding in the different types of social engineering attacks,and the damages they cause. It then sets up the lab environment to use different toolS and then perform social engineering steps such as information gathering. The book covers topics from baiting, phishing, and spear phishing, to pretexting and scareware.
By the end of the book, you will be in a position to protect yourself and your systems from social engineering threats and attacks.
All in all, the book covers social engineering from A to Z , along with excerpts from many world wide known security experts.
What You Will Learn Learn to implement information security using social engineering Learn social engineering for IT security Understand the role of social media in social engineering Get acquainted with Practical Human hacking skills Learn to think like a social engineer Learn to beat a social engineer
Table of Contents 1: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL ENGINEERING 2: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING – MIND TRICKS USED 3: INFLUENCE AND PERSUASION 4: INFORMATION GATHERING 5: TARGETING AND RECON 6: ELICITATION 7: PRETEXTING 8: SOCIAL ENGINEERING TOOLS 9: PREVENTION AND MITIGATION 10: CASE STUDIES OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING 11: ASK THE EXPERTS – PART 1 12: ASK THE EXPERTS – PART 2 13: ASK THE EXPERTS – PART 3 14: ASK THE EXPERTS – PART 4