Unmasking the Social Engineer. The Human Element of Security

  • ID: 2586692
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Combining the science of nonverbal communications with the art of social engineering

Social engineers are experts at getting people to do what they want. The step–by–step instructions in this book will put you in a place to get what you want by understanding what people aren t telling you. Christopher Hadnagy, Dr. Paul Ekman, and Paul Kelly have joined forces to explain how social engineering works and how you can prevent it. Security is more than just defending against people with malicious intent. It s about using your knowledge of social engineering and human hacking to stay in control of every situation.

Learn to instantly identify nonverbal communication

  • Read people s body language and facial expressions
  • Learn how malicious hackers gain your trust
  • Think like a human hacker
  • Understand the security vulnerabilities beyond your IT infrastructure
  • Review real–world case studies with detailed photos of typical non–verbal behaviors of the social engineer
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to neutralize the growing threat from malicious social engineers
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Foreword xv

Acknowledgments and Preface xvii

Introduction xxi

I Building the Foundation 1

1 What Is Nonverbal Communication? 3

2 What Is Social Engineering? 25

II Decoding the Language of the Body 51

3 Understanding the Language of the Hands 53

4 The Torso, Legs, and Feet 81

5 The Science Behind the Face 99

6 Understanding Nonverbal Displays of Comfort and Discomfort 139

III Deciphering the Science 159

7 The Human Emotional Processor 161

8 The Nonverbal Side of Elicitation 177

IV Putting It All Together 197

9 Nonverbal Communication and the Social Engineer Human Being 199

Index 213

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CHRISTOPHER HADNAGY is author of the best–selling book, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking and professional social engineer who works with Fortune 500 companies.

DR. PAUL EKMAN, PH.D., is the world s foremost expert on facial expressions and professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Ekman s pioneering work in the field of nonverbal communication and visual lie detection was the inspiration behind the hit TV series Lie to Me, for which he acted as a scientific consultant. Dr. Ekman has also served as an advisor to police departments and anti–terrorism groups within the United States government, and is the author 13 books, including Telling Lies and Emotions Revealed.

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