The aim of this handbook is to help introduce social engineering and its risks to every employee in the company. Humans are emotional beings, and social engineering is a very effective way to take advantage of that. What’s more, social engineering attacks don’t usually require highly specific technical skills on the side of the attacker. Forcing thousands of users to give up sensitive information or perform harmful actions has so far proven to be rather easy! Don’t be fooled — you might easily become a target too. On the following pages, you will find an overview of trends in social engineering,as well as examples of the most common types of attacks that can affect how employees act online. You will also learn how to recognize these attacks and protect yourself and your company.