Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

A Look into the World of Social Engineering!!

What is Social Engineering?

“Social engineering bypasses all technologies, including firewalls.”

— Kevin Mitnick —

How Does it Works?

“Information is the key. The more information that social engineer gathers, the more successful the attack will be.”

— Christopher Hadnagy —

1. Preparation

2. Pretexting

“Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in.”


3. Exploitation/Elicitation

“Fake it till you make it”

Common Types of Social Engineering

Don’t Became a Victim

“Knowledge is power” — Francis Bacon —

Cybersecurity and social engineering awareness

According to SANS Institute [3], The most common clues of a social engineering attack include:

Social Media Awareness

Educate yourself, Research and Read

“It’s easier to limit yourself, but if you do, you will never reach your true potential.”



Further Reading and Resources


Software | Industrial Automation Engineer, ML Engineer, Data Scientist. Growing my passion for cybersecurity.

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