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IASG Lecture: Social Engineering 101

My lecture on Social Engineering for the Information Assurance Student Group at Iowa State University (IASG @ ISU). I demonstrate a real Social Engineering attack, then follow up by explaining how Social Engineering simply blends technology and social psychology.

This event and my comments regarding Social Engineering also received coverage from the Iowa State Daily, the Iowa State University campus newspaper:

Ethics Statement:

Please take this knowledge and use it to better understand the mindset of an attacker and the anatomy of a network attack. I do not support unethical behavior in any way. I will not answer any questions regarding malicious use. This video does not show you how to cover your tracks, meaning that any malicious activities you perform can easily be traced, so don’t do anything stupid!

Download Lecture Slides:

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (pptx @ 1,574kb)
Adobe PDF (pdf @ 1,142kb)

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  • David Gengler · September 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    lol @ preacher guy. Awesome presentation, Matt. I’m glad I was able to check out the group, and I’ll see you guys next Tuesday.

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