Instructor: Ed Miro
Course Length: 4-Hours
Price: Pay What You Can $30 – $130
Includes: Course slides and command reference, six months access to class recordings, certificate of participation
Introduction to Social Engineering is a 4-hour course that will provide students an extensive crash course in the study, practice, and defense of social engineering. The course will include interactive elements/technology designed to make the session fun and engaging. In this course we will clearly define ‘social engineering’, cover the most common attack vectors utilized in this domain, and explore the history & development of social engineering.
Students will also learn about the psychological factors that make social engineering effective, learn how to develop supporting skill sets such as intelligence gathering/communication/basic non-verbal analysis, and effective pretext/sock puppet creation. We will also cover basic technical proficiency of tools used in a social engineering attack such as the Social-Engineer Toolkit, Metasploit, and GoPhish. Finally, we will discuss considerations for red teamers such as props and physical penetration concepts when carrying out a social engineering exercise. The course will conclude with recommendations for more advanced training and answering any questions students might have.
Social engineering is a factor in more than 90% of reported breaches. The human element will always be a major potential vulnerability and our best defense is knowledge and awareness. The goal of this course is to give you the tools and information necessary to help keep your organization or network safe.
- Understanding what social engineering is and common attack methods.
- Understanding why social engineering is effective.
- Developing a basic social engineering training/awareness knowledge base.
- Understanding how to conduct basic social engineering testing and analyze the results.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Red teamers
- Penetration testers
- Blue Teamers
- Anyone interested in learning more about social engineering techniques.
AUDIENCE SKILL LEVEL
Everyone! Entry level to advanced attendees with get value from this course.
If you’re new to social engineering this course will cover everything you need to know to get started. If you have experience with social engineering, the perspective and emphasis on fundamentals in this course will be a great supplement to your skills.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
WHAT EACH STUDENT SHOULD BRING
- Web browser
- Mobile device (useful for the interactive tools but not required)
WHAT STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH
- Course slides and command reference cheat sheet.
- Links to interactive tools used in the class.
- Access to dedicated class channels on our Discord server.
TRAINER & AUTHOR
Ed Miro is a cyber security instructor at multiple community colleges, Antisyphon InfoSec Training, and for his own company Miro Labs. He specializes in leadership, professional development and social engineering. Ed is also the Tabletop Simulator Mod Architect for Backdoors & Breaches.