Social Engineering | Workshop on Social Engineering Management

Social Engineering

Workshop on Social Engineering Management

Social engineering is the technique of circumventing technological and physical security measures by manipulating people to disclose crucial authentication information. Social engineering, in the context of security, is understood to mean the art of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While it is similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, it is typically trickery or deception for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or computer system access; in most cases the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victims.

"Social engineering" as an act of psychological manipulation had previously been associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among computer professionals.

Topics to be covered in this Workshop

A. Reconnaissance

1. Information Gathering
3. For an organization using various social engineering techniques
4. Tasks to be performed on an organization for social engineering
5. Organization Web presence
6. Finding Government contracts
7. Partners and Third parties
8. Job postings
9. Financial Information.
10. Information Harvesting
11. OSINT /Social Media
12. People Search and investigation
13. Real world information gathering.

B. Creating a Wireless Access Point bridge to plant internally
C. 'Creeper box' - Dial in by GSM and connect after planting internally
D. How to read a person

1. Types of Social Engineering
2. Pretexting
3. Phishing
4. Baiting
5. Physical
6. Role of social networks in social engineering.

E. Reverse Social Engineering
F. Mail Spoofing Internal
G. Mail Spoofing External
H. Social Engineering over the phone
I. Social Engineering physical attack
J. Hardware key loggers
K. What to steal
L. Blending into the office


The duration of this workshop will be two consecutive days, with eight hour session each day in a total of sixteen hours properly divided into theory and hands on sessions


A 'Certificate of Participation' by HoriZON (An Unit of MBS Group™) to all Participants of this workshop. At the end of this workshop, a small competition will be organized among the participating students and winners will be awarded with a 'Certificate of Merit'.


Basic knowledge of Internet required.


Rs. 1000/- (inclusive of all Taxes) per participant
* The fee include study material, Certification, human resources and other charges.