Social Engineering is hardly a new concept – the term itself was coined more than a century ago by Dutch industrialist Jacques Marken discussing the manipulation of the human tendency to trust.
Today social engineering is at the heart of all kinds of prominent cyberattacks: Phishing, vishing, CEO Fraud, Ransomware – the list goes on. The questions we need to ask ourselves are: Why is social engineering so effective? and What can we do about it?
This ebook on Social Engineering will delve deeply into:
- why we need to understand the underlying psychological underpinnings of social engineering
- why it works the way it does
- how we need to break both good and bad habits to release ourselves from its insidious control that makes good people take inappropriate actions to make confidential data or just, plain cash – available to attackers.