• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

It can be safely said that the human factor is the main vulnerability in the modern enterprise. This course covers social engineering and other attacks and prepares the learner for the Security+ SY0-501 exam.

Learning Objectives

Social Engineering Attacks

  • start the course
  • define impersonation and hoaxing
  • recognize tailgating and piggybacking
  • define shoulder surfing
  • describe dumpster diving
  • compare phishing, spear phishing, and whaling
  • describe watering hole attacks (social networks)
  • compare vishing and smishing
  • specify reasons for effectiveness

Hijacking and Related Attacks

  • define clickjacking
  • describe session hijacking
  • describe URL hijacking
  • recognize typosquatting

Driver Manipulation Attacks

  • define shimming
  • describe refactoring

Practice: Social Engineering and Hijacking

  • recognize and classify social engineering and hijacking attacks

Framework Connections