to help you master the art of social engineering—human hacking. Make friends, influence people, and leave them feeling better for having met you by being more empathetic, generous, and kind.
A global security expert draws on psychological insights
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Eroding social conventions, technology, and rapid economic change are making human beings more stressed and socially awkward and isolated than ever. We live in our own bubbles, reluctant to connect, and feeling increasingly powerless, insecure, and apprehensive when communicating with others.
A pioneer in the field of social engineering and a master hacker, Christopher Hadnagy specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit principles of human communication to access information and resources through manipulation and deceit. Now, he shows you how to use social engineering as a force for good—to help you regain your confidence and control. Human Hacking provides tools that will help you establish rapport with strangers, use body language and verbal cues to your advantage, steer conversations and influence other’s decisions, and protect yourself from manipulators. Ultimately, you’ll become far more self-aware about how you’re presenting yourself—and able to use it to improve your life.
Hadnagy includes lessons and interactive “missions”—exercises spread throughout the book to help you learn the skills, practice them, and master them. With Human Hacking, you’ll soon be winning friends, influencing people, and achieving your goals.
”Oh, to have had an advance copy of Human Hacking in 1993. During Clutch’s salad days, we encountered no shortage of crooked club owners, duplicitous record label executives, and more than one creative accountant. The lessons Chris shares in this book would have been invaluable then, particularly chapter 6, ‘Stop Deviousness In Its Tracks.’ Human Hacking is not about deception. It’s about honesty. And that simple practice of honesty can be applied to any situation, anywhere, by anyone - for the betterment of all.Neil FallonLead Singer of Clutch
”We live in a world of machines, but we forget that those machines are led by humans — and humans can easily be hacked. This is an excellent book about how that happens — it is an essential tool for living in the world today.Henry ElkusFounder and CEO of Helena
”Human Hacking reveals what most of the security community has missed: Protection against security breaches is most likely to come from an understanding of human psychology rather than technological systems. Anyone interested in issues of data security and personal privacy should not miss this book.Robert CialdiniAuthor of Influence and Pre-Suasion
”An indispensable book from a master practitioner of understanding human behavior. The book is a super-practical resource that sets the gold standard for Chris’ lifelong passion, Human Hacking.Robin DreekeBest Selling Author, Speaker and ex-FBI Director of the BAU
”This is a must read book if you want to learn to be your best self. I value open and honest communications and that is what Human Hacking is all about. Learning how to use decades of research into how professional human hackers crafted their skills and applying it to the everyday average person.AJ CookActress and Board Member of Innocent Lives Foundation
”Human Hacking is the perfect manual for learning the skills needed so you can get along with people better, and make your world the best it can be.Mark BowdenBestselling author of Truth & Lies
”This is, hands down, the must-read book of the year!Joe NavarroBestselling author, What Every BODY is Saying
Chris a global security expert and master hacker. He is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC, the creator of the popular Social Engineer Podcast, website, and newsletter, and designed “Advanced Practical Social Engineering,” the first hands-on social engineering training course and certification for law enforcement, military, and private sector professionals. He is also the creator of the Human Hacking Conference, an annual conference focused on training people who to hack themselves to achieve their goals. A highly sought-after writer and speaker, he has spoken at events such as RSA and Black Hat and given numerous presentations for corporate, government, and military clients. He is the bestselling author of four technical books for security professionals: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking; Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security; Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails; and Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking, which is now in its second edition. He is also the founder, executive director, and board member of the Innocent Lives Foundation, a nonprofit that fights the sexual abuse of children.
Seth wields the power of the written word to start conversations, change minds, and transform lives. A master storyteller and intellectual collaborator, he has contributed to dozens of books over the past two decades in the genres of business, personal growth, memoir, health, and public affairs, including multiple bestsellers. Mr. Schulman holds a PhD in intellectual and cultural history from Brown University. For more information, please visit his website, www.providenceword.com.
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