How to Protect Insiders from Social Engineering Threats

This guide provides security management information about the threats posed by social engineering and the defenses that are available to help resist social engineering hackers.
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      Gain valuable information about the concepts of social engineering within the IT security workspace. In section one, the guide provides a working definition of social engineering that can be used within a company's security policies and is meaningful to non-IT security staff. The guide describes the aims and objectives of an attacker and shows how social engineering, like hacking, is a threat to all businesses, not just enterprise or government institutions. The guide will also cover:
      • Social engineering and the defense-in-depth layered model
      • Social engineering threats and defense
      • Online, telephone-based, and waste management threats
      • Personal approaches
      • Reverse social engineering
      • Designing and implementing defenses against social engineering threats
      • Developing a security management framework
      • Risk management
      • Social engineering in the organizational security policy
      • Awareness
      • Managing incidents
      • Operational considerations
      • Security policy for social engineering threat checklists
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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