What Is Social Engineering?

social-engineeringThis should really be called “anti-social” engineering.  A good definition is “social engineering is a non-technical method of intrusion hackers use that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. It is one of the greatest threats that organizations today encounter.”

My article on Wednesday will give an example of phone based social engineering – the fake tech support call. ...

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Twin Cities 2016 CISSP Study Group

I got this announcement yesterday and thought I’d post it here for interested cybersecurity professionals.


The 2016 CISSP Study Group for (ISC)2 “Common Body of Knowledge Examination” is forming with the first session starting Feb 23, 2016.  The study group is scheduled to last until June 28.

The board of directors of both the Minnesota Chapter of ISSA and the Twin Cities Minnesota (ISC)2 Chapter agreed to sponsor a CISSP Study Group.  “Our ...

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