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.
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: “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.
In This Issue: “Answering Those Pesky Security Questions.” They’re meant to offer 2FA or verify identity, but if not done correctly it can become a nightmare. In this month’s newsletters we provide tips to help you answer those questions and remember as well.
In This Issue: “Please Don’t Put Words in My Mouth.” Recently Adobe announced Project VoCo. Basically, it’s Photoshop for audio. In this month’s newsletter find out how bad actors could potentially use this and how to minimize the risk of falling victim.
In This Issue: “How to Stay Safe While Traveling in a Global Market.” Executives and corporate employees travel around the world with more frequency than ever before. How can you keep corporate and personal data safe while bouncing from Wi-Fi network to another?