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Cyber Security Awareness: Social Engineering

by Tom Tobiassen

This course takes a look at social engineering and how it creates security risks.

What you'll learn

As we rely more and more on technology, people are becoming and more and more complacent with the information they share with friends and family. If you have a concern about how you might be sharing information inadvertently, then this course, Cyber Security Awareness: Social Engineering, can help. First, you'll look at the background and topics that make up social engineering. Then, you'll explore some of the common areas risks arise out of including the Stranded Traveler, Baiting, and RFID Theft. Finally, you will learn about countermeasures for all these threats. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the types of risks you take when sharing information and how to prevent them.

About the author

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He has spent 42 years working in information systems with Digital Equipment Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and now Zeta Associates, Inc. Tom’s experience includes computer systems hardware design, construction, customer service, software engineering, network engineering and support, and most recently cyber security. Tom is currently responsible for the cyber security hardening of advanced signals processing systems... more

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