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Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security 1st Edition
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From the Publisher
|Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking||Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security||Social Engineering and Nonverbal Behavior Set|
|Product Format||Paperback||Paperback||Two Paperback Set|
|Audience Level||Beginner to Advanced||Beginner to Advanced||Beginner to Advanced|
|Content Length||416 pages||256 pages||752 pages|
|Author||Christopher Hadnagy & Paul Wilson||Christopher Hadnagy, Paul F. Kelly, & Paul Ekman||Christopher Hadnagy|
|Publication Date||December 2010||February 2014||February 2014|
|Product Description||Tackles the unpredictable human element of security and walks readers through a unique framework for social engineering, explaining each principle before illustrating it with real-world security case studies||Helps security professionals decipher what people 'aren't saying' by focusing on the role of nonverbal communication in social engineering and how thinking like a human hacker can help uncover security vulnerabilities||Includes full-length versions of Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking and Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security at a discounted price|
From the Back Cover
Combining the science of nonverbal communications with theart of social engineering
Social engineers are experts at getting people to do what theywant. The step-by-step instructions in this book will put you in aplace to get what you want by understanding what peoplearen’t telling you. Christopher Hadnagy, Dr. PaulEkman, and Paul Kelly have joined forces to explain how socialengineering works and how you can prevent it. Security is more thanjust defending against people with malicious intent. It’sabout using your knowledge of social engineering and “humanhacking” to stay in control of every situation.
Learn to instantly identify nonverbal communication
- Read people’s body language and facial expressions
- Learn how malicious hackers gain your trust
- Think like a “human hacker”
- Understand the security vulnerabilities beyond your ITinfrastructure
- Review real-world case studies with detailed photos of typicalnon-verbal behaviors of the social engineer
- Develop the knowledge and skills to neutralize the growingthreat from malicious social engineers
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HADNAGY is author of the best-selling book,Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking andprofessional social engineer who works with Fortune 500companies.
DR. PAUL EKMAN, PH.D., is the world’s foremostexpert on facial expressions and professor emeritus of psychologyat the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.Dr. Ekman’s pioneering work in the field of nonverbalcommunication and visual lie detection was the inspiration behindthe hit TV series Lie to Me, for which he acted as ascientific consultant. Dr. Ekman has also served as an advisor topolice departments and anti-terrorism groups within the UnitedStates government, and is the author 13 books, including TellingLies and Emotions Revealed.
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And is very well written.
Read it while preparing for my LPIC-1, and it didn't made me lose focus, or got hard to understand,
handy for reading while waiting on lines, or having meals.
If you're looking for something deeper and more complex, this might not be of your interest.