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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Social Engineering and Related Attacks

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Expertise Level

It can be safely said that the human factor is the main vulnerability in the modern enterprise. This course covers social engineering and other attacks and prepares the learner for the Security+ SY0-501 exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Social Engineering and Related Attacks

  • start the course
  • define impersonation and hoaxing
  • recognize tailgating and piggybacking
  • define shoulder surfing
  • describe dumpster diving
  • compare phishing, spear phishing, and whaling
  • describe watering hole attacks (social networks)
  • compare vishing and smishing
  • specify reasons for effectiveness
  • define clickjacking
  • describe session hijacking
  • describe URL hijacking
  • recognize typosquatting
  • define shimming
  • describe refactoring
  • recognize and classify social engineering and hijacking attacks
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