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Social-engineering ett hot mot informationssäkerheten?
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Den här rapporten tar upp ett annorlunda hot mot informationssäkerheten, som inte hårdvara

eller mjukvara kan stoppa. Detta hot kallas för social-engineering, och det som gör detta hot

farligt är att de anställda och chefer i en organisation, kan hjälpa utövaren av socialengineering

utan att de själva vet om det.

Det går inte att förhindra att dessa attacker sker, men man kan förhindra de negativa

konsekvenserna av en sådan attack. Denna rapport tar upp hur man ska göra för att en

organisation ska kunna fortsätta med sin verksamhet, efter en attack av social-engineering. I

värsta fall kan en attack av social-engineering innebära att ett företag aldrig återhämtar sig.

Detta kan bero på att organisationen har förlorat alla sina kunder, förlorat marknads andelar,

eller för att de ansvariga och viktiga personerna i organisationen har blivit dömda för

oaktsamhet och sitter i fängelse.

Denna rapport ska informera och få er att vara uppmärksamma och medvetna om dessa

hot, som ni kanske inte vet finns. Ni ska få kunskap och lära er känna igen de olika

förklädnaderna en utövare av social-engineering antar.

Abstract [en]

This paper discusses a different threat against information security, which can not be

prevented by either hardware or software. This Threat is called social engineering and the

main issue that makes this threat so dangerous is that the victims, like executives and the

employees in an organization are not aware that they actually helps the practician of social

engineering.

These attacks can not be avoided, but there is a way to prevent negative consequences of

such an attack. This paper discusses how an organization can manage to continue with the

activity, despite an attack of social engineering. In worse case the scenarios of an attack of

social engineering can mean that an organization never fully recovers. The different scenarios

of this can be as following. The organization could lose all the clients, they could have lost

market share or the responsible important people in the organization could be convicted and

sent to jail.

This paper will make you aware of these threats that you might even don’t know exists.

You will be given the knowledge to be able to recognize de different disguises a practician of

social engineering can assume.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , p. 27
Series
Reports from MSI, ISSN 1650-2647
Keywords [en]
social engineering, information security, hacker, policy for security work, risk
Keywords [sv]
social-engineering, informationssäkerhet, hacker, säkerhetspolicy, riskanalys
National Category
Computer Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1993OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-1993DiVA, id: diva2:205870
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Available from: 2008-04-02 Created: 2008-04-02 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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