Ethical Hacking: Social Engineering

by Troy Hunt

Pluralsight is not an official partner or accredited training center of EC-Council. This course will teach you about social engineering techniques attackers use to compromise systems, and the tools you can use to fight back.

What you'll learn

Pluralsight is not an official partner or accredited training center of EC-Council. Security defenses within information systems focus primarily on technology controls, that is, security is implemented within physical appliances and software. These controls are frequently bypassed when the humans themselves are compromised by a social engineering attack. Social engineering involves compromising the individuals that use these systems. Attackers look to exploit weaknesses in human nature and coerce people into performing actions which give the attacker an advantage. In this course, we'll look at various different social engineering techniques that can be used to compromise systems. We'll also look at both computer-based and behavior-based tools to help defend against this risk. This course is part of the Ethical Hacking Series. http://blog.pluralsight.com/learning-path-ethical-hacking

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About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distill complex subjects into relatable explanations. This has led Troy to become an industry thought leader in the security space and produce more than twenty top-rated courses ... more

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