Exploiting human vulnerabilities remains one of the most effective means of furthering fraud schemes. Through social engineering tactics, fraudsters obtain sensitive information or gain access to organizations’ networks in order to inflict damage on the way to their own personal financial gains.
In this course, you will learn about how and why social engineering scams work, from the psychological aspects to the nuts and bolts of common methods and schemes. In addition, the course will discuss strategies for defending against social engineering schemes and utilizing social engineering tactics to identify organizational vulnerabilities.
- Types of social engineering fraud schemes
- Red flags of social engineering schemes
- Strategies for preventing social engineering attacks
- Methods for using social engineering as a tool
- Ethical and legal considerations of using social engineering techniques
Table of Contents
|Lesson 1||What Is Social Engineering?|
|Lesson 2||How Does Social Engineering Work?|
|Lesson 3||Social Engineering Schemes|
|Lesson 4||Defending Against Social Engineering|
|Lesson 5||Social Engineering as a Tool|
|NASBA Information:||Specialized Knowledge|
|Last Updated:||March 2022|
|Delivery Method:||QAS Self-Study|
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