In This Issue: “The CEO/BEC Scam: How Criminals Target Emotions”. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 33% of confirmed data breaches were the result of social attacks. For each statistic, there is a person and a story. Our goal this month is to shine a spotlight on the mental and emotional distress victims of social attacks experience.
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: “SE Village — 10 Years in Review.” The SEVillage is the epicenter for all things social engineering. On this 10 year anniversary we review everything that has been accomplished.
In This Issue: “Charity Scams are Real – How Low Will They Go to Exploit a Tragedy?” Find out how cyber criminals monetize tragedy and exploit human emotions.
In This Issue: “A Beginner’s Insight Into Vishing.” How can someone become a successful visher? Social-Engineer recently hired two team members who have been accumulating tremendous success. We interviewed them and we are sharing their insights with you in this newsletter.
In This Issue: “A Path to Social Engineering.” What can introverts do to learn to be successful social engineers? Find out how one introvert made the journey and the lessons he learned on the way.
In This Issue: “Smile, Facial Recognition in Use.” Facial recognition software has been growing in popularity with companies and government agencies throughout the world. Can this technology be easily circumvented and used maliciously through social engineering techniques?
In This Issue: “Train as a Social Engineer: The Value of Creating Environments.” Find out how creating the right environments will help you learn and develop your SE skills.
In This Issue: “Social Engineering Can Make You a Better Person.” We’re providing tips and tricks to strengthen positive skills used by white hat social engineers.