In Social Engineering, Second Edition: The Science of Human Hacking, Christopher Hadnagy provides readers with the skills necessary to defend against social engineering attacks. He reveals the methods used by cybercriminals to exploit human psychology and offers countermeasures that can be implemented to help safeguard organizations from potential harm. This comprehensive resource equips you with everything you need to know about social engineering – from understanding how it works and its impact on businesses everywhere, to learning specific defense tactics suitable for both individuals and organizations.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to protect themselves from social engineering attacks. It provides a detailed overview of the methods used by cybercriminals, as well as instructions on how to create and implement defense tactics.
- The author provides readers with the skills necessary to defend against social engineering attacks.
- The book equips you with everything you need to know about social engineering
- from understanding how it works and its impact on businesses everywhere, to learning specific defense tactics suitable for both individuals and organizations.
- This comprehensive resource is a valuable addition to any computer security library.
- It’s dense
- It doesn’t have any pictures
- Some people may not find it interesting
Learn more about the author
Christopher Hadnagy is the CEO of Social-Engineer, Inc., a security consultancy that specializes in training businesses and individuals on how to protect themselves from social engineering attacks. He has also been involved with computer forensics for over 15 years and holds numerous certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT), GIAC Security Expert (GSE) and Certified Computer Examiner (CCE).
“This book is a MUST READ for anyone that wants to increase their understanding of social engineering. Chris does an amazing job of covering not only the basics but also some more advanced topics in a way that makes it easy to understand.”
“Christopher Hadnagy’s book is the seminal work on social engineering. It is required reading for anyone who wants to understand how social engineers operate, what motivates them, and the methods they use.”
“This is an excellent book that provides great insight into the world of social engineering. It’s a must read for anyone who wants to better understand how social engineers operate and how to protect themselves against these attacks.”