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Social Engineering Penetration Testing by Richard Ackroyd, Andrew Mason, Gavin Watson

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Chapter 16

Internal Social Engineering Assessments

Andrew Mason,    Technical Director, RandomStorm Limited

This chapter looks at the role of an internal social engineering assessment as a defensive strategy. An internal social engineering assessment is one which is run against your own staff as a way to highlight security weaknesses and to improve security awareness internally within a business. This chapter looks at why you would run such a test and also recommends some frameworks for carrying out such an assessment.

Keywords

Internal testing; Hacktober; vulnerability scanning; password auditing

Information in this chapter

• The need for internal testing

• Facebook Hacktober

• Designing the internal test

• Testing the infrastructure

• Vulnerability ...

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