Talk (U21): Solving Social Engineering Attacks

René Pfeiffer/ September 1, 2011/ Conference

You’ve heard about social engineering. You know your weakest links. You have the task of defending your network against intruders. You know how to do this with your web applications, networks, clients and servers. All these things have neat classifications of attacks, best practice lists and lots of other resources. What about social engineering? How do you keep the wrong people out and your critical information in? How do you classify the attacks? Toby Foster of the University of York, student of Computer Science and intern at First Defence Information Security, tries to address this problem by talking about modelling and categorising and solving the attacks: „There are many definitions of social engineering; almost every book or website on the subject has a different definition. Probably the only consistent point is that it relies

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