"Chris Hadnagy has penned the ultimate text on social engineering.Meticulously researched and teeming with practical applications,this brilliant book offers solutions to very real problems andever-present dangers to your business — and even to yourself.Truly groundbreaking."
—Kevin Hogan, author of The Science of Influence:How to Get Anyone to Say "Yes" in 8 Minutes or Less
Discover the secrets of expert con men and humanhackers
No matter how sophisticated your security equipment andprocedures may be, their most easily exploitable aspect is, and hasalways been, the human infrastructure. The skilled, malicioussocial engineer is a weapon, nearly impossible to defendagainst.
This book covers, in detail, the world's first framework forsocial engineering. It defines, explains, and dissects eachprinciple, then illustrates it with true stories and case studiesfrom masters such as Kevin Mitnick, renowned author of The Art ofDeception. You will discover just what it takes to excel as asocial engineer. Then you will know your enemy.
Tour the Dark World of Social Engineering
Learn the psychological principles employed by social engineersand how they're used
Discover persuasion secrets that social engineers know well
See how the crafty crook takes advantage of cameras, GPSdevices, and caller ID
Find out what information is, unbelievably, available online
Study real-world social engineering exploits step by step
"Most malware and client-side attacks have a social engineeringcomponent to deceive the user into letting the bad guys in. You canpatch technical vulnerabilities as they evolve, but there is nopatch for stupidity, or rather gullibility. Chris will show you howit's done by revealing the social engineering vectors used bytoday's intruders. His book will help you gain better insight onhow to recognize these types of attacks."
—Kevin Mitnick, Author, Speaker, and Consultant