Understanding Social Engineering Attacks

This online course covers topics on social engineering attack techniques and tools, while also equipping learners with a better understanding of how attackers use people as the weakest link to compromise targeted organizations. Participants will learn about social engineering and become familiar with phishing attacks, develop security awareness and take preventive measures. This course was developed by the University of Memphis, Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) through the DHS/FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program.

Course syllabus:

  1. Introduction to Social Engineering Attacks

  2. The Psychological Aspects of Social Engineering Attacks

  3. Types of Social Engineering Attacks

  4. Social Engineering Tools

  5. Prevention and Mitigation of Social Engineering Attacks