What is social engineering?

In this humanized episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Valerie Thomas joins me to answer the question, "What is social engineering?"

Valerie (@hacktress09) is an executive consultant for Securicon. She uses many techniques to pentest an organization via social engineering. One of the techniques she uses the most is phishing emails.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is social engineering?
  • The different types of social engineering techniques
  • How social engineering test are conducted
  • Why social engineering is important.

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