The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick audiobook

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

By Kevin Mitnick  and William L. Simon
Foreword by Steve Wozniak
Read by Nick Sullivan

Tantor Audio 9780471237129

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665197045

  • ISBN: 9781665197038

  • ISBN: 9781665197052

Runtime: 13.69 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In his worldwide bestseller Secrets and Lies, Bruce Schneier made the case that achieving successful computer security is about more than just hardware and software, it's people. Truly, the greatest vulnerability in protecting the business assets of any company often lies with the company's own employees. Although corporations go to great lengths to install state of the art systems, they continue to ignore the human element of information security. If a hacker calls up some VP's assistant and makes false claims in order to get said VP's network password and is given it, it doesn't matter if you have the ultimate firewall and the most powerful server on the market. Without proper training and security procedures, employees are highly susceptible to what are called "social engineering" attacks that lead them to unwittingly open doors within the organization, both in the literal sense and the information technology sense. You can say what you want about Kevin Mitnick, but know this. There is no one on the planet who has more experience with "social engineering" techniques, and no one who is better able to advise on how these kind of attacks are carried out and can be prevented.

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Author Bio: Kevin Mitnick

Author Bio: Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick, as the world’s most famous hacker, has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security. His leading penetration-testing team is highly respected and sought after for their security services to the world’s top corporations and governments through the company he founded, Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. His clients include dozens of the Fortune 500 and world governments. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Ghost in the Wires, as well as several other books.

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Author Bio: William L. Simon

Author Bio: William L. Simon

William L. Simon is the author of numerous books, including iCon: Steve Jobs and Ghost in the Wires, both New York Times and international bestsellers. He has also written for USA Today and the Washington Post and been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NPR and by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Time, Newsweek, and many other publications.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 13.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English