In This Issue: “Operations Security – Hips don’t lie, and neither do loose lips.” In this Newsletter, find out how OPSEC can help protect you from social engineering attacks.
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: “Are You Being Skimmed?” A Google News search revealed over 1700 articles about skimmers in the past thirty days, and there are probably thousands out there that haven’t been discovered yet. Find out how thieves are retrieving the data and how you can protect yourself.
In This Issue: “Lessons from Disasters to Improve Security.” Most of you have heard of the fight-or-flight response. Recently, behavioral scientists have updated this theory to include a third option, which is to freeze. In this newsletter find out how knowing this can improve security training and awareness.
In This Issue: “The Weaponizing of Social Media.” Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the trust we have in social media sites and have been using them to gain access to corporate and government networks. In this issue find out how attackers use social media as a weapon and what you can do to protect yourself.
In This Issue: “Ransomware and The Psychology Behind Why it Works.” Attackers are tapping into people’s psyches and pushing the right buttons to make them pay. Don’t fall fall for their mind games. Find out what you can do to minimize the risk.
In This Issue: “I’ve Got a Bridge I’d Like To Sell You.” We’ve all heard of the George C. Parker scam. Did you know that the modern twist on this old scam is deed fraud? Don’t get caught in this scam. Find out what you can do to minimize the risks as property owners and buyers.
In This Issue: “Counseling vs. SE Skills: A Venn Diagram.” Michele Fincher explores the common ground between professional social engineer’s and counselors. Learn how that knowledge can be used to up your security testing game.
In This Issue: “How to Actively Listen for Fun and Profit.” For this month’s newsletter we asked our staff to talk about their favorite techniques or points of focus as they relate to active listening. Find out what they have to say.