The Social-Engineer Portal
The Social-Engineer Portal is an online resource for security professionals, penetration testers, as well as enthusiasts desiring to learn about social engineering. However, you may be asking, “What is Social Engineering?” It’s a blend of science, psychology and art. And, while it is amazing and complex, it is also very simple.
Therefore, we define social engineering as, “Any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest.” We have defined it in very broad and general terms. We did so because we feel that social engineering is not always negative. It can also encompasses how we communicate with our parents, therapists, children, spouses and others.