Digital threats aren’t the only issue facing information security professionals seeking to protect their organizations. Some of the most dangerous risks come from the human threat of social engineering. These are also some of the hardest threats to protect against. In this video, learn what social engineering attacks are and the seven reasons that they are effective.
- [Instructor] Digital threats aren't the only issue facing…information security professionals seeking…to protect their organizations.…Some of the most dangerous risks come from the human side…of social engineering.…These are also some of the hardest threats…to protect against.…Social engineering attacks use psychological tricks…to manipulate people into performing an action…or divulging sensitive information…that undermines the organization's security.…For example, an attacker posing as a help desk technician…might use social engineering to trick a user…into revealing his or her password over the telephone.…
Essentially,…social engineering attacks are the online version…of running a con.…There are six main reasons…that social engineering attacks are successful.…These include authority and trust, intimidation,…consensus and social proof, scarcity, urgency,…and familiarity and liking.…Let's dig into each of these a little bit more.…Countless psychological experiments have shown…that people will listen and defer…
- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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