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

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

Book Title: Social Engineering in IT Security: Tools, Tactics, and Techniques

Author: Christopher Hadnagy

Format: Paperback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 04 Aug 2014

ISBN-13: 9780071818469

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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