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The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (Hardback)

By Mitnick, Kevin D.
By Simon, William L.
Foreword by Wozniak, Steve

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A legendary hacker reveals how to guard against the gravest security risk of all-human nature ...a tour de force, a series of tales of how some old-fashioned blarney and high-tech skills can pry any information from anyone. As entertainment, it's like reading the climaxes of a do...zen complex thrillers, one after the other --Publishers Weekly Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive from one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison in 2000, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most famous hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, It takes a thief to catch a thief. Inviting you into the complex mind of the hacker, Mitnick provides realistic scenarios of cons, swindles, and social engineering attacks on businesses-and the consequences. Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. He illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent or any other seemingly innocent character. Narrated from the points of view of both the attacker and the victim, The Art of Deception explores why each attack was so successful and how it could have been averted in an engaging and highly readable manner reminiscent of a true-crime novel. Most importantly, Mitnick redeems his former life of crime by providing specific guidelines for developing protocols, training programs, and manuals to ensure that a company's sophisticated technical security investment will not be for naught. He shares his advice for preventing security vulnerability in the hope that people will be mindfully on guard for an attack from the gravest risk of all-human nature.
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ISBN 9780471237129
Released NZ 27 Sep 2002
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780471237129
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc
Released 27 Sep 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mitnick, Kevin D.
By Simon, William L.
Foreword by Wozniak, Steve
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Data Security & Data Encryption
Privacy & Data Protection
Computer Fraud & Hacking
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 167mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 005.8
Weight 704g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Computer security, Computer security., Internal security
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly