Social engineering, the human side of security

Learn how attackers targets your users and what you can do about it

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To improve your organizations resilience against social engineering you must first understand the anatomy of social engineering attacks.

This social engineering class is developed by leading experts at Truesec who not only investigate real social engineering attacks, but also perform social engineering attacks themselves in assessments and red team engagements.

A unique hands-on lab for IT managers and security professionals that covers all vectors of socialengineering attacks. 
Learn how to run a phishing campaign to train your users and how to investigate a suspected phishing attack.
Besides phishing, this course covers CEO scams, vishing (phone calls), malware delivery, physical intrusions and many other social engineering vectors. 

This two day class wraps up with a guest lecture about frameworks and methodologies to increase 
user awareness and maximize results of user training.



Who should attend:
IT security professionals, CISOs, CSOs


  • Basic understanding of IT
  • Preferably a technical background or technical role 


  • Understand how attackers think and different social engineering vectors
  • Understanding of fundamental psychological principles 
  • Practical use of tools to create phishing campaigns to test your organization
  • Learn how to investigate phishing and social engineering attacks 

Recommended approaches to create awareness and training programs

Virtual machines 
Windows 10:

  • Office suite 
  • Social engineering tools 

Office 365 tenant to simulate and investigate phishing attacks 


Class outline

Day 1:

  • Introduction to social engineering
  • Demo
  • Spear-phishing 
  • MFA bypass
  • Recon
  • Open sources 
  • Human sources
  • Technical recon 
  • Phishing 
  • Sender mailbox
  • Landing pages
  • Post-breach: Fowarding rules, internal phishing, mailbox dumping, etc
  • Challenge
  • Create a phishing campaign with GoPhish 
  • Dump mailboxes and create forward rules 
  • Investigate each other’s campaigns 

Day 2: 

  • Psychological principles, criminology and manipulation
  • Vishing 
  • Demo: Caller ID spoofing
  • Physical intrusions
  • Challenge: Lockpicking 
  • Malware 
  • Demo: Reverse shell with an Office macro 
  • Bypassing link-scanning 
  • Delivery methods 
  • Cyber training programs
  • Cyber awareness programs




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