Social engineering in the realm of IT and computers is any attempt to circumvent administrative, technical, or physical controls by conning or manipulating humans. The objective of social engineering is to convince people to give up access to some data, or system, or facility that they shouldn't. It is a method of attack, an exploit, that focuses on people rather than technology. In this course, you will learn about the various forms of social engineering. You will explore concepts of social engineering attacks, including over the phone, email phishing, and reverse social engineering.
- A solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols and how they work
- A strong foundation in basic networking concepts