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Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling, 2nd Edition by Sean-Philip Oriyano

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13

Social Engineering

WITH ALL THE THREATS AND ISSUES you keep hearing about, it may seem as if the goal of maintaining cybersecurity is hopelessly unattainable. The whole world may appear to be stacked against the defenders. This isn’t so, and the defensive measures you can take are powerful. But security really does boil down to a few key points. In this chapter you will explore the human element: the biggest gray area an organization must face.

Security starts with the human being. No element in security can have a bigger impact on an organization, for good or ill, than the end user. The end user represents the front line of defense and can prevent many major and minor security incidents simply by being proactive and doing ...

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