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Defense Methods Against Social Engineering Attacks

  • Jibran SaleemEmail author
  • Mohammad Hammoudeh
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Abstract

In this chapter, multiple Social Engineering defense methods are comprehensively reviewed. Focus has been placed on examining data, which supports the hypothesis that security awareness is one of the key strengths one can develop, to assist themselves and others, in avoiding and countering increased Social Engineering attacks in this day and age. Various case studies have also been analyzed and evaluated, which demonstrates positive impact on the security outlook of employees, once continuous and sufficient security training is delivered. Evidences of effective counter-techniques have been gathered using a variety of sources, all of which can be employed by businesses and individuals to deter and prevent Social Engineering attacks from taking place.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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