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Targeted Human Threats: Social Engineering Deceptions, Exploits and Defences

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

2012

Duration

3 Days

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Prevent data breaches and better protect your organization from social engineers by understanding their motivations and methods. In this training course, you learn how to secure and mitigate information leaks, implement techniques to verify identity, establish strict verification policies, and defend against social engineering attacks that threaten organizational security.

You Will Learn How To

  • Defend against social engineering deceptions that threaten organizational security
  • Plan and evaluate security assessments for human weaknesses
  • Promote vigilance and implement procedures to defeat deceptions
  • Mitigate personnel vulnerabilities with security awareness
  • Measure your organization’s preparedness for attacks

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Social Engineering

Evaluating the organizational risks

  • Assessing social engineering threats
  • Analyzing classic case studies

Thinking like a social engineer

  • Considering attack frameworks
  • Reviewing the methods of manipulation
  • Examining legal issues and social concerns
  • Gathering Information and Intelligence

Identifying information sources

  • Gathering information passively and actively
  • Leveraging social media
  • Exploiting Google hacking

Collecting target information

  • Ripping information from sites with theHarvester
  • Dumpster diving for secrets and intelligence
  • Profiling users for weaknesses

Minimizing information leaks

  • Securing information leaks
  • Implementing secure disposal policies
  • Pinpointing reconnaissance probes
  • Identifying Communication Models

Profiling an information architecture

  • Implementing the Berlo communication model
  • Source
  • Message
  • Channel
  • Receiver
  • Determining communication weaknesses

Addressing communication flaws

  • Verifying the source
  • Securing the information channel
  • Assessing Elicitation Methods

Drawing out information

  • Soliciting information
  • Interview techniques
  • Identifying elicitation tactics and goals

Mitigating information leaks

  • Maintaining situational awareness
  • Implementing scripted responses
  • Gaining Physical Access

Circumventing physical security

  • Identifying weak types of locks
  • Bypassing electronic access controls

Securing the environment

  • Implementing high security locks
  • Preventing lock bumping
  • Impersonating Authorized Personnel

Gaining access with a disguise

  • Identifying spoofing techniques
  • Discovering change blindness deception
  • Assessing Internet impersonation techniques

Defending against impersonation and forgery

  • Implementing techniques to verify identity
  • Avoiding skimmers and hidden technology threats
  • Employing Psychology for Persuasion

Examining human weaknesses

  • Leveraging Cialdini’s motivation factors
  • Identifying mindlessness dangers
  • Exploring commitment and consistency vulnerability

Compelling behavior

  • Exploiting social proofing
  • Taking advantage of implied authority
  • Demanding action with "quid pro quo"

Bolstering resistance to persuasion

  • Adhering to policy and rules
  • Recognizing risky situations
  • Learning to interpret and then recognize
  • Implementing Management Countermeasures

Assessing social engineering vulnerabilities

  • Conducting a penetration test
  • Creating a scope of work
  • Mitigating legal issues and embarrassment

Creating comprehensive policies

  • Establishing verification policies
  • Regulating the use of social networks
  • Delivering effective security awareness training
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Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
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