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Hacking the Human: Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures
Hacking the Human: Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures
by Ian Mann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £74.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative - for Security Professionals, 13 Feb. 2009
If you are responsible for information security then Hacking the Human makes a refreshing and thought provoking change from traditional security books which frequently focus on technical and physical countermeasures.

The author demonstrates the importance of risk assessing the often overlooked human vulnerability resident within our organisations. People (humans) are regularly targeted and deceived by social engineering techniques however there is very little useful information published for security and IT professionals regarding the exploitation of human vulnerabilities.

With plenty of examples and suggested mitigations this book is a well researched and authoritative guide to 'hacking the human' which will enable security professionals to make more informed security risk assessments.

Whether you get into the NLP content of the book or not you will think differently about your current security and its effectiveness when you realise it might just be bypassed by someone simply carrying a cup of coffee with an air of confidence!

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