MODULE 36

Social Engineering

You’ve learned about the technical aspects of security, and you’ve seen how technical measures, such as firewalls, encryption, strong authentication, and so forth, can all be used to secure data and systems. But what about the people who use and interact with the systems and data within the organization? What technical measures can you use to secure the system from human security issues? Is there a patch for being human? This module shifts gears and discusses the human element, focusing on human beings as a security weakness. In this module, we’ll look at the types of attacks that can take place when an attacker finds and exploits vulnerabilities in the “wetware”—the human being. We’ll also examine why these types ...

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