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Ethical Hacking: Social Engineering

Course Summary

Security controls traditionally focus on securing the information systems people use. However, people themselves are frequently the weak link; social engineering exploits human behaviors to give the attacker the upper hand in ultimately achieving malicious objectives. This course will teach you about social engineering techniques attackers use to compromise systems, and the tools you can use to fight back. This course is part of the Ethical Hacking Series: http://blog.pluralsight.com/learning-path-ethical-hacking


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    Course Syllabus

    Humans: The Soft Center Within the Hard Shell
    - 29m 14s

    —Overview 2m 46s
    —Social Engineering Through the Ages 2m 8s
    —The Soft Center That Social Engineering Exploits 4m 49s
    —Human Weaknesses That Enable Social Engineering 10m 37s
    —Computer-based Versus Human-based Social Engineering 3m 30s
    —Social Engineering at Home and in Popular Culture 3m 39s
    —Summary 1m 41s
    A Walkthrough of a Social Engineering Attack
    - 50m 28s

    —Overview 1m 35s
    —Case Study: Cold Call Virus Scams 3m 47s
    —Establishing Authority and Creating Fear 2m 58s
    —Executing the Social Engineering Attack 6m 7s
    —Demonstrating Authenticity 10m 43s
    —Creating a Debt 12m 17s
    —Monetizing the Scam 10m 20s
    —Summary 2m 37s
    Reconnaissance and OSINT
    - 37m 41s
    Phishing Attacks
    - 58m 46s
    Identity Theft and Impersonation
    - 45m 29s
    Social Engineering Countermeasures
    - 54m 47s


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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