Learn to identify the social engineer by non-verbal behavior
Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security focuses on combining the science of understanding non-verbal communications with the knowledge of how social engineers, scam artists and con men use these skills to build feelings of trust and rapport in their targets. The author helps readers understand how to identify and detect social engineers and scammers by analyzing their non-verbal behavior. Unmasking the Social Engineer shows how attacks work, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals the connection of non-verbal behavior to social engineering and scamming.
- Clearly combines both the practical and technical aspects of social engineering security
- Reveals the various dirty tricks that scammers use
- Pinpoints what to look for on the nonverbal side to detect the social engineer
Sharing proven scientific methodology for reading, understanding, and deciphering non-verbal communications, Unmasking the Social Engineer arms readers with the knowledge needed to help protect their organizations.
Acknowledgments and Preface xvii
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
|2||32-3||Text correction: Errors under "Influence/Manipulation"|
The last sentence before the bullet list on page 32, Dr. Robert Cialdini defines eight aspects of influence:
Dr. Robert Cialdini defines six aspects of influence and I have broken those down a bit more to define eight separate principles
The first sentence of the third full paragraph on page 33, A great illustration that a good friend told me once is that manipulation is like getting your child to accept the shot they need.
A great illustration that a good friend told me once is that influence is like getting your child to accept the shot they need.
|7||165||Figure correction: Errors in Figure 7.1|
Some of the labels in Figure 7.1 are not correct. Go to the downloads on this page to open or save a different image of the brain structures discussed in the book.