Full of ideas and angles that turn day-to-day security management on its head. For years the security business has ground away at technical issues that company boards don't understand...this book lays open the reality of 'real' security - the security that the CEO understands and worries about. So much about security these days is about fighting mythical hackers using ever-more expensive and poorly-understood gadgetry. As the UK's leading 'white hat' social engineer, Ian Mann has written the definitive text for anyone interested in actually protecting something. The book addresses the 'elephant in the room' that has quietly undermined so much of our efforts. In the past, this issue was used to justify not worrying about security - after all - no matter what we do with the firewalls, someone could just walk in through reception, right? This book sets that straight: Our biggest security worry can be addressed, and in a way that brings the whole subject to life. --Jon Pumfleet, Head of Information Security
About the Author
Ian Mann is Senior System Consultant with ECSC Ltd (www.ecsc.co.uk) a specialist information security consultancy. Ian has worked with a wide range of companies, including a number of leading financial institutions, to help them understand the risk from attacks by social engineers, and to develop effective countermeasures. He is also known for his presentations on the subject.