• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This comprehensive training program delves into the intricate world of social engineering attacks, providing participants with a deep understanding of the tactics employed by malicious actors. Through real-world case studies and practical exercises, attendees will develop the skills to recognize, prevent, and mitigate social engineering threats.

The “Introduction to Social Engineering Attacks” course by Tonex is a comprehensive training program designed for IT professionals and cybersecurity specialists. Delving into the intricate realm of social engineering, the course covers fundamental concepts, common tactics, and the psychological underpinnings of these attacks. Participants will gain practical skills through simulated scenarios, learning to recognize, prevent, and mitigate social engineering threats. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of assessing and fortifying organizational defenses, along with strategies for effective personnel education. Whether for beginners or experienced professionals, this course equips attendees with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to navigate and combat social engineering challenges effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • Define social engineering and its relevance in cybersecurity.
  • Identify common types of social engineering attacks.
  • Examine real-world examples of successful social engineering incidents.
  • Understand the psychological principles behind social engineering techniques.
  • Explore methods to recognize and resist social engineering attempts.
  • Discuss the impact of social engineering on individuals and organizations.
  • Learn about social engineering prevention strategies and best practices.
  • Develop skills in analyzing and assessing social engineering risks.
  • Apply ethical considerations in addressing social engineering challenges.
  • Explore case studies to gain practical insights into social engineering prevention.

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

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management