Social Engineering book recommendation?

yzTyzT Member Posts: 365 ■■■□□□□□□□
Which books do you recommend? Beside the Art of Human Hacking.

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  • jmorris92jmorris92 Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hey, Kevin Mitnick's The Art of Deception is a really good read! Not sure if you've heard of him, he was quite infamous for hacking and social engineering.
  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd recommend the art of war. The perfect book for people hacking.
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  • HypntickHypntick Member Posts: 1,451 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security. Haven't had a chance to read it yet myself, but if you liked The Art of Human Hacking, I imagine this is probably also very well done.
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  • yzTyzT Member Posts: 365 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I didn't read the Art of Human Hacking, but I know it has good reviews xD

    I'm just deciding which one go for.
  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GICSP, GCIP, GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, CySA+, Sec+, eJPT Member Posts: 1,309 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Kevin Mitnick's The Art of Deception is really good with plenty of real life examples.
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  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher A cornfield in OhioMember Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    yzT wrote: »
    I didn't read the Art of Human Hacking, but I know it has good reviews xD

    I'm just deciding which one go for.

    I've read Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking and I found it interesting, but also completely self-congratulatory and somewhat obvious. It was like I was reading a book on techniques for picking up girls but for Info Sec. There were times I was reminded of Professor Lockeheart from Harry Potter, "... as I myself have done hundreds of times." But that might just be how I interpreted it.
  • Kinet1cKinet1c Member Posts: 604 ■■■□□□□□□□
    What every body is saying, quality book on reading people.
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  • yzTyzT Member Posts: 365 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Isn't the Art of Deception a little too old? I'm seeing it's from 2003.
  • Kinet1cKinet1c Member Posts: 604 ■■■□□□□□□□
    yzT wrote: »
    Isn't the Art of Deception a little too old? I'm seeing it's from 2003.

    You would like to think that user education has come a long way in those 11 years but it's highly unlikely. The book will still be hugely relevant.
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  • KeroseenKeroseen Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    "Influence: Science and Practice" by Robert B. Cialdini. I read this book as a Psych. major before I eventually broke into IT. Very relavant to Social Engineering. I've read stuff from Mitnick, and found it more entertaining than informative.
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