In This Issue: “Socially Engineered —Humans”. From Fortune 500 companies, to kids and retirees, and everyone in between, we are all potential targets of social engineers. In this newsletter we examine social engineering tactics, how they are used against us, and how we can all identify them to our benefit.
The Social-Engineer Newsletter
The Social-Engineer Newsletter is a monthly journal that covers the physical, psychological or physiological principles of social engineering that apply to everyday life. Subscribe to receive the newsletter via email on the FIRST MONDAY of each month; or browse our newsletter archives below.
In This Issue: “The Next Generation of Hackers”. Being a hacker requires curiosity, certain computer security skills, and a mindset for figuring out what criminals will do before they do it. So, where do we look for the next generation of hackers? Find out in the August Newsletter!
In This Issue: “Social Engineering, Sales and Ethics”. Have you ever tried to pretend you’re someone else to get the deal to go through? If you have, then you’ve used the social engineering technique of impersonation. Is it helpful? Can we effectively blend social engineering with sales and ethics? Find out in the July Newsletter.
In This Issue: “The Rise of Phishing Attacks: P.S. I Love You”. IILOVEYOU. Did you ever receive an email with that subject line? Millions did in May 2000. It was a game changer for social engineering, and in fact, saw the beginning of the rise of phishing attacks. Social engineering and cybersecurity have come a long way since 2000. This month, we’re going back to the past and taking a look at social engineering to see how far it has come.
In This Issue: “Maintaining Mental Health While Working from Home”. The May newsletter focuses on mental health while working from home. First, we’ll discuss what is meant by mental health and how staying connected professionally and personally promotes well-being. Additionally, we’ll provide online resources for when you need to talk out your anxieties. And, we’ll discuss a professional conference that promotes mental well-being.
In This Issue: “Working Remotely: Cybersecurity Tips to Work from Home Safely”. The coronavirus is dramatically increasing the number of people working remotely. In this month’s newsletter, we’ll alert you to a current cybersecurity threat, provide a starters checklist of necessary infrastructure and policies, as well as tips to work from home safely. And… we’ll discuss how Sir Isaac Newton can inspire all of us who are now working remotely.
In This Issue: “Get the Skills You Need to Be a Successful Social Engineer” What skills do you need to be a social engineer? The March newsletter answers that question by narrowing the focus to two specific skill groups: interpersonal and technical skills. We’ll also discuss how to use social engineering in the best possible way by employing ethics.
In This Issue: “Is Your Front Door Secure?” The corporate front door is under attack. But what is the front door of your company? And why is it so important to know if your company’s front door is secure? Our February newsletter answers these questions.