- [Voiceover] The goal of the Ethical Hacking series is to help system administrators understand how to better protect the assets they manage. I'll focus on the concepts of ethical hacking in order to explain why it's essential in any organization's overall security framework. The tests and procedures I explore should only be executed on your own system or a system that you are charged with protecting. If ownership and responsibility lie with another party, be sure to get clear written instructions with explicit permission to conduct ethical hacking activities.
Do not investigate individuals, websites, servers, or conduct any illegal activities on any system you do not have permission to analyze.
In this course, cybersecurity expert Lisa Bock discusses the methods a hacker might use, including embedding malicious links and attachments in emails and using mobile devices and social media to deploy an attack. She discusses the concept of "misuse of trust"—how hackers use charm, power, and influence to penetrate an organization—and why you need to be extra cautious with the disgruntled employee. Finally, Lisa discusses countermeasures security professionals can take to address these attacks.
Note: This course maps to the Social Engineering competency of the Certified Ethical Hacking exam. Review the exam objectives at https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/.
- Visualizing the victim
- Recognizing an attack
- Using charm, power, and influence
- Manipulating with social media
- Preventing insider attacks
- Stealing identities
- Pen testing with social engineering
- Taking countermeasures