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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By : Dale Meredith
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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By: Dale Meredith

Overview of this book

With cyber threats continually evolving, understanding the trends and using the tools deployed by attackers to determine vulnerabilities in your system can help secure your applications, networks, and devices. To outmatch attacks, developing an attacker's mindset is a necessary skill, which you can hone with the help of this cybersecurity book. This study guide takes a step-by-step approach to helping you cover all the exam objectives using plenty of examples and hands-on activities. You'll start by gaining insights into the different elements of InfoSec and a thorough understanding of ethical hacking terms and concepts. You'll then learn about various vectors, including network-based vectors, software-based vectors, mobile devices, wireless networks, and IoT devices. The book also explores attacks on emerging technologies such as the cloud, IoT, web apps, and servers and examines prominent tools and techniques used by hackers. Finally, you'll be ready to take mock tests, which will help you test your understanding of all the topics covered in the book. By the end of this book, you'll have obtained the information necessary to take the 312-50 exam and become a CEH v11 certified ethical hacker.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1: Where Every Hacker Starts
Section 2: A Plethora of Attack Vectors
Section 3: Cloud, Apps, and IoT Attacks
Chapter 17: CEH Exam Practice Questions

Chapter 8: Social Engineering

There's no single security device that can guard against an attacker's use of social engineering techniques. Only through continuous training and educating employees on how to identify and respond to social engineering attempts can an attacker's chances of succeeding be reduced.

We will explore the many aspects of social engineering and the ways attackers use it to accomplish their purposes, as well as how to better identify and respond to and educate and protect ourselves and our organization from its purposes.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following:

  • Understanding social engineering
  • Attack-vulnerable behaviors
  • What makes social engineering work?
  • Social engineering's attack phases
  • Social engineering methods
  • Threats from within
  • Threats to corporate networks from social media
  • Identity theft
  • Countermeasures

Before proceeding with this subject, let's review some of the basic...