• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Social engineering is a form of attack that is accomplished using malicious activities through human interactions. In a common social engineering attack, humans are tricked into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information. In this course, you'll explore the goals of social engineering including gaining access to sensitive data, physical locations, and systems. Discover vulnerabilities that make social engineering possible, explore common targets, and learn about indirect and direct social engineering attacks. Explore how searching a person or business's trash can produce information that can be used to carry out an attack, and discover the importance of staying up to date with the latest social engineering stats and trends. Explore the importance of cyber awareness and reporting workplace abnormalities, and discover the various social media site types including social networks, video sharing, blogging, and photo sharing. Lastly, explore factors that drive people to post compromising material on social media. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK). 

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management