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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, ©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 p. ; 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 and William L. Simon ; foreword by Steve Wozniak.
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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 most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented. Mitnick also offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

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