Social Engineering

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Social Engineering

This module discusses Social Engineering and covers the following topics:

  • What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering is a way of manipulating people so that attackers can be more successful with less effort when hacking computers or stealing information — it exploits the flaws in people’s actions, habits, customs, and laziness.

  • Phishing

Phishing comes in the form of mass Emails, phone calls, letters, or instant messages sent with the intent to deceive you and/or obtain Personally Identifiable Information. In this lesson you will examine phishing Emails and learn what to do and what not to do if you receive one.

  • Pretexting (Impersonation)

This can happen in person, over the phone, or via Email or regular mail. Impersonation techniques are used to gain information or access.

  • Baiting

This happens when someone leaves a device (mouse, flash drive, CD) in plain sight hoping someone will use it. The device has malware that will give the attacker access to the target computer or network.

  • Piggybacking.
  • Best practices to mitigate social engineering.
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Module 1 – What is Cyber Security
Module 2 – Personally Identifiable Information
Module 3 – Social Engineering
Module 4 – Emails, Links, and Attachments
Module 5 – Online Security Basics
Module 6 – Computer Best Practices
Module 7 – Network Security
Module 8 – Physical Security
Module 9 – Mobile Devices
Module 10 – What Happens Next?

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