In This Issue: “Are You Enjoying Your Trip As Much As the Social Engineer Is?” It’s become standard business etiquette to set automatic out-of-office email replies to respond in your absence. Sharing vital information can be important to keep things running smoothly while you’re away. However, it can also be used to launch an attack. In this newsletter we provide tips to keep your organization safe.
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: “Your Old Password Has Been Sold – So What?” Find out what happens to your password after the breach and why it’s so important to quickly change passwords and to never use the same password on multiple sites.
In This Issue: “Back to School Security.” There are plenty of reasons why students would be targeted for social engineering attacks. At Social-Engineer.org, back to school means refreshing security awareness for students.
In This Issue: “Don’t Make THAT Face!” Mastering Nonverbal SE.” Some researchers claim that up to 80% of what we say is communicated nonverbally. Best-selling author and security expert, Chris Hadnagy, explains what this means for the field of professional social engineering.
In This Issue: “A Time to Get Your SE On!” Whether you are new to DEF CON or you have been coming from the beginning, Chris Hadnagy will walk you through the new and improved SEVillage.
In This Issue: “How to Cope With the Physical and Psychological Toll of Social Engineering.” As a social engineer your job is to pretext, to be someone you’re not. Pretexting requires focus and ability to keep facts straight. What happens to the individuals involved in social engineering testing? Learn how to manage the challenges that come with professional social engineering.
In This Issue: “Spear Phishing – On the Rise and How to Protect Your Organization.” Spear phishing has become one of the most common sources of company breaches. In this newsletter we’ve outlined tree steps you can take to protect yourself and your company.
In This Issue: “Playing Well With Others: Human Interaction 101, “The Bump.” Learn about the importance of the approach, or “bump” in the development of rapport with people.