Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails is out today.
What is a phishing attack? Phishing is a social engineering technique and we define it as the practice of sending emails that appear to be from reputable sources with the goal of influencing or gaining personal information.
How do you know if you’ve come across a phishing attack? Is there a way to determine if an email is legitimate or not without clicking? The answers are all inside the latest book from social engineering experts Chris Hadnagy and Michele Fincher. From the private user who wants online protection to the team in charge of an enterprise information security awareness program, the book provides actionable defensive techniques and tools to help readers and organizations steer clear of malicious phishing emails.
What if I already know what phishing is? Can I still learn from this book? The answer is yes. Phishing Dark Waters provides insight into the financial, corporate espionage, nation-state, and identity-theft goals of attackers. Readers will benefit from the comprehensive analysis of high-profile breaches at some of the world’s most well-known organizations.
Fincher and Hadnagy also provide useful insight for both organizations and individuals by exploring the underlying psychology behind phishers and how they use influence and manipulation to launch effective attacks. Readers will walk away with a firm understanding of the basics of identifying suspicious emails, all the way to how to design a program that leverages the phisher’s own weapons against him to protect assets.
I already have an anti-phishing technology in place… should I read Phishing Dark Waters? Again, the answer is yes! Fincher and Hadnagy share their 30+ years of combined experience to provide a comparison of top phishing tools and examine reasons why most security-awareness programs do not work. Phishing Dark Waters provides tips for creating a corporate phishing program integrated into organizational policies, that works.
Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails is available today on Amazon. Get your copy and arm yourself with the knowledge to defend against prevalent phishing attacks.