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Unmasking the Social Engineer Audiobook

Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security

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Publisher's Summary

Learn to identify the social engineer by non-verbal behavior.

Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security focuses on combining the science of understanding non-verbal communications with the knowledge of how social engineers, scam artists, and con men use these skills to build feelings of trust and rapport in their targets. The author helps listeners understand how to identify and detect social engineers and scammers by analyzing their non-verbal behavior. Unmasking the Social Engineer shows how attacks work, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals the connection of non-verbal behavior to social engineering and scamming.

  • Clearly combines both the practical and technical aspects of social engineering security
  • Reveals the various dirty tricks that scammers use
  • Pinpoints what to look for on the nonverbal side to detect the social engineer

Sharing proven scientific methodology for reading, understanding, and deciphering non-verbal communications, Unmasking the Social Engineer arms listeners with the knowledge needed to help protect their organizations.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Sabrina Saint Marys, Georgia, United States 06-09-15
    Sabrina Saint Marys, Georgia, United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyed the audio version and them bought the book"

    I loved the topic. It is an abridged version of Dr. Paul Ekman's work with a practical twist. I listened to the audible and them purchased the book. There are several images that they refer to in the text. Ideally it would help to have a PDF of the images handy when listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Horn Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 10-27-14
    R. Horn Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 10-27-14 Member Since 2002

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    "Referencing figures = useless audio book"
    What disappointed you about Unmasking the Social Engineer?

    Frequent references to figures render a book useless on audio


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    Frequent references to figures. I had no idea what was being discussed


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. The preface lasted forever and once it finally got into the subject matter there were constant references to figures and there was no way to infer from context what specifically was being referenced.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this audio book. It is probably fine in a print edition.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Delta 08-01-16
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    "A bit repetitive"

    If you haven't read Human Hacking, then I believe this will be of interest. If you have, then this book is going to feel very repetitive.

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    Brett 02-15-16
    Brett 02-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Social Engineer or Manipulator"

    It is a fine line between doing something for someone and doing something for yourself. This book shows how you can advance yourself and get what you want or help people who have not yet realised they are experiencing something. A fine balance will make the best of both worlds. Compassion for others is started first with understanding. This book helps people to understand others.

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    Marcus Reynolds 01-16-15
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    "Eye opener"

    Very great book. Definitely worth the read. You should get the physical copy to follow along with the figure references however a lot of information given even without being able to see the pictures.

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    Karl E. Misulis Jackson 09-07-15
    Karl E. Misulis Jackson 09-07-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Almost Useless in Audible Format"

    Hadnagy reads off tables, figures, and pictures which you cannot see. And he recites in-text citations word for word. Very frustrating, and some content is useless without that data, not even being described.

    For content, as someone who is experienced with Ekman's work, Hadnagy gives a fine, basic overview. This is a good book for beginners, with no training or little knowledge of Paul Ekman's work or microexpressions.

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