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Cybersecurity Awareness: Social Engineering

via LinkedIn Learning


Defend your organization from social engineering by learning to recognize and thwart the most common types of attacks.


  • Defeat social engineers
  • What is social engineering?
1. Social Engineering Techniques
  • Influence and decision-making
  • Phishing
  • Pretexting
  • Spear phishing and whaling
  • Vishing
  • Baiting
  • Tailgating and shoulder surfing
2. Safegarding Your Company from Attacks
  • Cybersecurity awareness training
  • Properly manage passwords
  • Install patches
  • Spam filter
  • Sandboxing
  • Scan your attachments
  • Anti–social engineering software
  • Create policies and procedures
3. Testing Your Defenses
  • Phishing simulations
  • Penetration test
  • Physical penetration test
  • Social engineering penetration test
4. Cybersecurity Awareness Programs
  • Training videos
  • Posters and flyers
  • Education on personal data security
  • Next steps

Taught by

Stephanie Ihezukwu


4.7 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 170 ratings

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