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Author Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963- author

Title The art of deception : controlling the human element of security / Kevin D. Mitnick & William L. Simon
Published Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley, [2002]
Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley, c2002


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Description xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. 1. Behind the Scenes -- Ch. 1. Security's Weakest Link -- Pt. 2. The Art of the Attacker -- Ch. 2. When Innocuous Information Isn't -- Ch. 3. The Direct Attack: Just Asking for It -- Ch. 4. Building Trust -- Ch. 5. "Let Me Help You" -- Ch. 6. "Can You Help Me?" -- Ch. 7. Phony Sites and Dangerous Attachments -- Ch. 8. Using Sympathy: Guilt, and Intimidation -- Ch. 9. The Reverse Sting -- Pt. 3. Intruder Alert -- Ch. 10. Entering the Premises -- Ch. 11. Combining Technology and Social Engineering -- Ch. 12. Attacks on the Entry-Level Employee -- Ch. 13. Clever Cons -- Ch. 14. Industrial Espionage -- Pt. 4. Raising the Bar -- Ch. 15. Information Security Awareness and Training -- Ch. 16. Recommended Corporate Information Security Policies
Summary Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. He illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a determined con artist impersonating an IRS agent or any other seemingly innocent character. Narrated from the points of view of both the attacker ad the victim, this book explores why each attack was so successful - and how it could have been averted - in an engaging and highly readable manner reminiscent of a true-crime novel
Analysis Computer security
Security measures
Computer hacking
Computer networks
Case studies
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-340) and index
Subject Data protection.
Computer networks -- Security measures.
Internal security.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Computer security.
Genre/Form Nonfiction
Author Simon, William L., 1930-
LC no. 2002512977
ISBN 0471237124