Social Engineering - Security Through Education
Social Engineering (SE) is both incredibly complex and amazingly simple. What really is social engineering? We define it as the act of manipulating a person to accomplish goals that may or may not be in the “target’s” best interest. This may include obtaining information , gaining access, or getting the target to take certain action. Due to the mystery surrounding this dark art many people are afraid of it, or they feel they will never be able to accomplish a successful social engineering test. However, every time you try to get someone to do something that is in your interest, you are engaging in social engineering.