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Social Engineering Level 1 (SE1) – 1 day.

Lock picking for the mind.


Social engineering is a non-technical method of intrusion that hackers use which relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. It is one of the greatest threats that organisations today encounter.
You will learn the methodology used by expert social engineering operatives to gain access, learn hidden information and to penetrate systems.
This course is designed specifically for penetration testers, people interested in Red Team and anyone who wants to learn the skills of social engineering.


You will cover a range of topics including:-

  • What is social engineering
  • The psychology of social engineering
  • The principles of influence
  • Priming techniques
  • Mental focus skills
  • Blending in
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Calibrating people’s traits
  • The power of suggestion
  • Personality profiling
  • Physical breaches and social engineering testing.

The course is a mix of demonstrations and presentations.


Who is the course designed for?

  • Professionals in who are interested in Red Team operations and Social Engineering Testing
  • Professionals wishing to progress beyond the CSA or CSTM courses.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to “counter” Social Engineering attacks.


Successful candidates will receive an Encription Verified ‘Social Engineering Level 1’ Certificate of Attainment


Course Objectives

Candidates will have an understanding of:

  • The skills of a Social Engineer
  • Basic psychology of social engineering
  • Priming
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  • Calibrating people
  • The power of suggestions
  • Physical security breaches
  • Scope documents and the law
  • Pretexting
  • Actions on discovery



Basic pen testing and technical knowledge

This is a BlackBerry verified course

Per course pricing

This course is available “per course” meaning a course is prepared and delivered for you and your needs. There is no minimum number of candidates. The course cost does not change based on the number of candidates so if an individual requires a course with only one candidate then that’s fine, however the course fee remains the same for 1 candidate as it does for 10. The dates of the courses are flexible and are decided by you as long as we have a member of training staff available.