Hacking the Human - Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures. Ian Mann
ISBN: 0566087731,9780566087738 | 267 pages | 7 Mb
Hacking the Human - Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures Ian Mann
'Social Engineering' is a threat that is overlooked in most of the organizations but can easily be exploited as it takes advantage of human psychology rather than the technical barricades that surrounds the complete system. Social engineering is the name given to a category of security attacks in which someone manipulates others into revealing information that can be used to steal, data, access to systems, access to cellular phones, money or even your own identity . Hacking the Human – Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures by Ian Mann. Posted on May 28, 2013 by admin. White-hat Social engineering and dumpster diving are also considered passive information-gathering methods. The human element is crucial in the majority of successful attacks on systems and attackers are rarely There is a singular lack of useful information for security and IT professionals regarding the human vulnerabilities that social engineering attacks tend to exploit. Chapters on vulnerability mapping, developing a range of protection systems and awareness training provide a practical and authoritative guide to the risks and countermeasures that are available.There is a singular lack of useful information for security and IT professionals regarding the human vulnerabilities that social engineering attacks tend to exploit. CEH IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots. White-hat hackers are usually security professionals with knowledge of hacking and the hacker toolset and who use this knowledge to locate weaknesses and implement countermeasures. Writing for security, network, and other IT professionals, the authors take you through each attack, one step at a time, and then introduce today's most effective countermeasures— both technical and human. Social engineering is important to understand because hackers can use it to attack the human element of a system and circumvent technical security measures. Security B-Sides London is a meeting of global experts in computer security and fighting hacking, with talks on topics including mobile phone security, protecting privacy on Facebook, and effective penetration testing of vital computer networks. Hacking the Human English | 2008 | 266 Pages | ISBN: 0566087731 | PDF | 2 MB Information security is about people, yet in most organizations protection remains focused on technical countermeasures.
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