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Social Engineering and Physical Attacks

Social engineering takes center stage in this four-video course covering social engineering attack methods, motivation factors and physical security attacks.

4 videos  //  27 minutes of training

Course description

Not everything is about hacking and exploits. As a pentester, one of your strongest weapons is knowing the physical ways to approach virtual systems. This four-video course will help you refresh your knowledge of social engineering and physical attacks: covering methods of social engineering attack, motivation factors that can be used in social engineering to manipulate and control targeted personnel (such as authority, urgency, likeability and fear) and a few of the many ways to gain access to restricted facilities and areas.

Course syllabus

Attacks and Exploits OverviewDuration: 1:58

Social Engineering: Attack MethodsDuration: 12:17

Social Engineering: Motivation FactorsDuration: 7:13

Physical Security AttacksDuration: 5:28

Meet the author

Jason Dion


Jason Dion specializes in providing actionable information you can use to further your cybersecurity and information technology career. His IT certification and training courses teach you real-world application of the skills needed to face today's cybersecurity challenges.

Dion is an instructor at Liberty University’s College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College’s Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL.

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.

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