- Print ISBN 9780124052000
- Electronic ISBN 9780124059306
Socially Engineered will help readers in information security and in other professions become world-class social hacking chameleons. This book demonstrates the step-by-step methods used by social hackers to develop on-the-spot lie detection, active listening, reading social cues and body language and how to hack situations to accomplish their goals. Infosec professionals need to understand and master these techniques to be able to navigate the myriad human interactions that are crucial to mission success.
Author Tyler Cohen brings her expertise in human compromise and social engineering to readers, teaching them how to read every situation and social interaction and turn them to their advantage. Socially Engineered teaches readers how to become experts at hacking the system, situations, and people around them. By the end of this book, readers will become true masters of their own destinies, full-on human influencers who can make any social situation their own and achieve their objectives.
Information Security professionals of all levels, hackers, and people in any field who want to learn these techniques to achieve their objectives
Introduction: Why You Need This Book
Determining a Goal: What Do I Want?
Controlling the Three Facets of Desperation
Researching Your Target
How to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You
Active Listening and How to Read People
Self Perception vs External Perception – What Do I Look Like to Everyone Else?
The "What’s in It for Me?" Concept
Body Language – Yours and Other People’s, How to Read It and Make It Work to Your Advantage
How to Make Anyone Like You and Want to Help You
The Mechanics of Influence
Key Differences in Influencing Men and Women
Using the Group Dynamic to Your Advantage and How to Make Yourself Relatable to Anyone
Putting It All Together – What We Have Learned