Earth: mostly harmless, as Douglas Adams would have it. This book is about a small part that is not mostly harmless: social engineering. Social engineering attacks are becoming ever more popular and can have disastrous consequences. Social engineering tests can help organizations understand their susceptibility to malicious social engineers and can give staff practice at identifying social engineering techniques. However, performing a social engineering test is not as straightforward as it may first appear. This book describes the background to social engineering and why it works, and it presents a methodology for how to perform an ethical social engineering test.
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