Hacking Humans : Social Engineering Techniques and How to Protect Against Them

Key takeaways
  • You will learn about different types of social engineering attacks.
  • You will learn the process an attacker goes through to mount a social engineering attack.
  • You will learn about different manipulation techniques.
  • You will learn how to protect against a social engineering attack.

Social engineering is one of the biggest threats to our organizations as attackers use manipulation techniques to coerce people into revealing secrets about our companies to allow attackers to gain access to critical systems. In this talk, we will look at some of the techniques used in social engineering and look at how to guard yourself against them. We will cover subjects like pre-texting, elicitation and body language as techniques for manipulating people.

Stephen Haunts

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