Mitigating the risk of social engineering attacks matthew spinapolice follow this and additional works at: http://scholarworksritedu/theses this thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the thesis/dissertation collections at rit scholar works it has been accepted for inclusion in theses by an. Master thesis computer science thesis no: mcs-2008:13 march 2008 department of computer science school of engineering blekinge institute of technology box 520 se – 372 25 ronneby sweden social engineering and internal threats in organizations miguel tames arenas. Another human factors vulnerability is social engineering it often happens that attackers directly exploit the user by persuading them to do what they want social engineering is a highly effective attack which bypasses every technological protection attackers usually are taking advantage of a users trust building this. Social engineering fundamentals, part i: hacker tactics by sarah granger last updated december 18, 2001 a true story one morning a few years back, a group of strangers walked into a large shipping firm and walked out with access to the firm's entire corporate network how did they do it. 13 outline of the thesis chapter 1: introduction this chapter presents an overview of the thesis and introduces the reader to the topic of new threats of social engineering by exploiting social networks chapter 2: related work an outline of related researches in the field of social engineering, the attacks.
Abstract—a growing number of people use social networking sites to foster social relationships among each other while the advantages of the provided services are obvious, drawbacks on a users' privacy and arising implications are often neglected in this paper we introduce a novel attack called automated social. Peripherally in this dissertation this dissertation will be primarily concerned with phishing techniques that involve social engineering and counterfeit websites rather than phisher-controlled proxies as in the latter case, users have little or no chance of identifying fraud through mutual authentication methods until after it has. English: many researchers conduct social engineering (se) research on the basis of kevin mitnick's collection of se attacks, though these attacks are missing evidence this thesis discusses the via- bility of court documents as research material for se as an accurate source of information several. I, shandré kim jansen van rensburg, declare that this dissertation: “the human element in information security: an analysis of social engineering attacks in the greater tshwane area of gauteng, south africa”, submitted in accordance with the requirements for the phd degree in criminology, at unisa, is my original work.
In 1849, samuel williams, the original confidence man, as the newspapers named him, engineered gullible strangers out of their valuables simply by asking have you confidence in me to trust me with your watch until tomorrow through the late 19th and early 20th century joseph yellow kid weil ran. There are several methods that the malicious individual can use to try to breach the information security defenses of an organization the human approach, often termed social engineering, is one of them this paper describes social engineering and its cost to the organization it discusses the various forms of social.
Master's thesis social engineering and influence a study that examines kevin mitnick's attacks through robert cialdini's influence principles dimitrios stergiou 2013 master (120 credits) master of science in information security luleå university of technology department of computer science, electrical and. Security makes social engineering attacks to turkish public agencies within the frame of “information security tests”  this paper will make an analysis of the  a katz, “computers, the changing face of criminality”, unpublished dissertation: michigan state university 1995  i s winkler, “case study of. This article introduces the special section on the history of social engineering and nazism during the 1930s and 1940s of the 1930s and 1940s: schuster, professor of economics at the venerable university of heidelberg, would soon be supervising a dissertation exploring the organization of leisure time.