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The art of deception : controlling the human element of security

Author: Kevin D Mitnick; William L Simon
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley Pub., ©2002.
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Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin D Mitnick; William L Simon
ISBN: 0471237124 9780471237129 076454280X 9780764542800
OCLC Number: 50797873
Description: xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Behind the scenes. Security's weakest link --
Part II: Art of the attacker. When innocuous information isn't ; Direct attack : just asking for it ; Building trust ; Let me help you ; Can you help me? ; Phony sites and dangerous attachments ; Using sympathy, guilt, and intimidation ; Reverse sting --
Part III: Intruder alert. Entering the premises ; Combining technology and social engineering ; Attacks on the entry-level employee ; Clever cons ; Industrial espionage --
Part IV: Raising the bar. Information security awareness and training ; Recommended corporate information security policies --
Security at a glance.
Responsibility: Kevin D. Mitnick & William L. Simon.
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a fascinating read (ForTean Times, June 2004) "...a lot of interesting cautionary tales..." (New Scientist, January 2004)

 
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