Discover the secrets of expert con men and human hackers
No matter how sophisticated your security equipment and procedures may be, their most easily exploitable aspect is, and has always been, the human infrastructure. The skilled, malicious social engineer is a weapon, nearly impossible to defend against.
This book covers, in detail, the world's first framework for social engineering. It defines, explains, and dissects each principle, then illustrates it with true stories and case studies from masters such as Kevin Mitnick, renowned author of The Art of Deception. You will discover just what it takes to excel as a social engineer. Then you will know your enemy.
Tour the Dark World of Social Engineering
Learn the psychological principles employed by social engineers and how they're used
Discover persuasion secrets that social engineers know well
See how the crafty crook takes advantage of cameras, GPS devices, and caller ID
Find out what information is, unbelievably, available online
Study real-world social engineering exploits step by step
"Most malware and client-side attacks have a social engineering component to deceive the user into letting the bad guys in. You can patch technical vulnerabilities as they evolve, but there is no patch for stupidity, or rather gullibility. Chris will show you how it's done by revealing the social engineering vectors used by today's intruders. His book will help you gain better insight on how to recognize these types of attacks."
—Kevin Mitnick, Author, Speaker, and Consultant
The book is very easy to understand, and it's easy to get into the details.
Security professionals: If you read only one book in 2011, make it Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Chris Hadnagy.
Chris's book is a great way to understand the different methods and expand on them with real world examples.
This book has great academic value. It's a good book for communications or social psychology class. It provides valuable communications tactics that social engineering campaingers... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by SeoGuru
One of the best books I have read. It really opens your mind on identifying little tricks that the social engineer usually ploys to gain rapport. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bobby
This is a wonderful book that is great for a new insight on topics, although it is pretty broad and does lack depth. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Justin Comstock
I welcome you to the Betty Crocker Cookbook of Social Engineering: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking (2010). Read morePublished 2 months ago by fuzzy_l0gic
This book is a great tool for individuals and organizations interested on what the"enemy" is looking for in vulnerabilities. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt
As a security professional I did not expect to learn a whole lot from this book. I have studied many of the topics covered previously. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Craig Anderson
This book provides a great summary on the various attacks and methods used by social engineers. Christopher keeps the concepts at a level that is easily understood by anyone... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Seth L.