DeepSec 2016 Talk: Social Engineering The Most Underestimated APT – Hacking the Human Operating System – Dominique C. Brack
Social Engineering is an accepted Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and is going to stay according to Dominique C. Brack of the Reputelligence, Social Engineering Engagement Framework (SEEF). Most of the high-value hacking attacks include components of social engineering. Understanding the behind the scene methods and approaches of social engineering will help you make the world a safer place. Or make your attack plans more successful! Social Engineering is a topic that does not really fit into technical hacking and is also underestimated by security professionals. There are no tools or hardware you can buy to prevent Social Engineering attacks. But Social Engineering is an APT to be taken seriously, because most attacks consist partly of it and its attack execution and prevention needs training and skills. Social Engineering has progressed and professionalized more than you think. It is disastrously effective.