Social Engineering

Hacking Humans

This seminar will help you to spot various types of phishing and social engineering attacks on your business or organisation. You will learn how to defeat an attack and what you can do to avoid attacks happening again.

Social engineering involves being persuaded to do something that benefits the persuader. It relies heavily on human interaction and often involves manipulating people into breaking normal security procedures and best practices for financial gain or to gain access to systems, networks or physical locations.

You will be introduced to many types of social engineering attacks, including phishing, spear phishing, whaling, vishing and ransomware. It will discuss how you can spot attacks and how attacks can be prevented.

This seminar is aimed at owners of small businesses, with no internal IT support, and managers and directors of larger businesses who want to know more about socially engineered attacks on their organisations.

You will gain an increased awareness of socially engineered attacks as well as a greater knowledge on how to defeat these attacks

This seminar covers:

  • What is social engineering?
  • Types of social engineering
  • Phishing
  • Spear phishing/whaling
  • Baiting
  • Vishing
  • Pretexting
  • Scareware
  • Water-holing
  • Diversion theft
  • Quid pro-quo
  • Honey trap
  • Tailgating
  • Rogue software/Ransomware
  • Why people are vulnerable to attack
  • Psychology
  • Prevention
  • Automatic defences
  • Education
  • Procedures
  • Technical solutions
  • Personal awareness
  • Future trends
  • The bad news
  • The good news

The seminar is usually around 90 minutes but can vary depending on the level of interaction from the delegates.