Social Engineering and Human Factors in Cybersecurity

Course ID
SEHFC
Department
Cyber Security
Campus
1 Cornhill
Level
Certificate
Method
Lecture + Project + Internship
Duration
2 Weeks to 12 Months

Welcome to the Social Engineering and Human Factors in Cybersecurity course! Learn how cyber attackers exploit human vulnerabilities to gain sensitive information or prompt unauthorised actions. This programme covers the psychology behind these attacks and offers strategies to recognise, prevent, and mitigate them. Through lectures, case studies, and exercises, you’ll gain practical skills to protect yourself and your organisation from social engineering threats.

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FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE
Expertise Gained: ★ ★
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Course Details
Online Fees
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Home Classroom
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International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 2 weeks
Teaching Hours: 8 hours
Practice Hours(Optional): 24 hours
Lab Hours: 12 hours
Intake: 1st Day of Every Month
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £160
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 2
Per Module Fee: £100
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £200
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 2
Per Module Fee: £125
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £280
COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Social Engineering
Psychological Manipulation Techniques
Pretexting and Impersonation
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
Expertise Gained: ★ ★ ★
LSET Advanced Certificate is your all-encompassing journey into the realms of technology, offering a 360-degree immersion into the world of technology and beyond. Dive deep, explore extensively, and emerge elevated.
Course Details
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Home Classroom
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International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 6 weeks
Teaching Hours: 24 hours
Practice Hours(Optional): 60 hours
Lab Hours: 24 hours
Intake: 1st Day of Every Month
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £480
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 2
Per Module Fee: £300
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £600
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 2
Per Module Fee: £375
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £840
COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Social Engineering
Psychological Manipulation Techniques
Pretexting and Impersonation
Phishing and Email-based Attacks
Physical Security Exploitation
Insider Threats and Manipulation
EXPERT CERTIFICATE
Expertise Gained: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
LSET Expert is the pinnacle of technical education for those committed to mastering their craft. Explore intricate technical concepts with industry experts, elevate your skills, expand your horizons, and unlock your full potential.
Course Details
Online Fees
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Home Classroom
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International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 12 weeks
Teaching Hours: 48 hours
Practice Hours(Optional): 120 hours
Lab Hours: 48 hours
Intake: 1st Day of Every Month
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £960
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 3
Per Module Fee: £400
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £1,200
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 3
Per Module Fee: £500
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £1,680
COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Social Engineering
Psychological Manipulation Techniques
Pretexting and Impersonation
Phishing and Email-based Attacks
Physical Security Exploitation
Insider Threats and Manipulation
Social Engineering in the Digital Age
Social Engineering Awareness and Training
Social Engineering Red Team Exercises
Mitigating Social Engineering Risks

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(Expert + Project (Online))
Course Details
Online Fees
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Home Classroom
(Excl. of VAT)
International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 5 Months
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £1,760
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £440
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £2,000
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £500
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £2,680

EXPERT STAR CERTIFICATE

(Expert + Project (Online) + Industrial Training and Internship)
Course Details
Online Fees
(Excl. of VAT)
Home Classroom
(Excl. of VAT)
International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 12 Months
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £4,832
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £1,208
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £5,072
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £1,268
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £6,520

EXPERT ELITE CERTIFICATE

(Expert + Project (Online) + Industrial Training and Internship + Pro Plan)
Course Details
Online Fees
(Excl. of VAT)
Home Classroom
(Excl. of VAT)
International Classroom
Certificate
Duration: 12 Months
Online Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £5,152
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £1,288
Classroom Fees (Excl. of VAT)
Pay Upfront (with 20% Disc) : £5,392
Pay Per Module:
Number of Modules: 5
Per Module Fee: £1,348
International Classroom
Pay Upfront: £6,920

*Modules of our curriculum are subject to change. We update our curriculum based on the new releases of the libraries, frameworks, Software, etc. Students will be informed about the final curriculum in the course induction class.

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   Disclaimer: Our Industrial Training and Internship Program (part of Expert Star and Expert Elite) includes a guaranteed six-month paid internship with a technology company, offering work commitments ranging from ten (10) hours to forty (40) hours per week. We specifically guarantee a minimum of ten (10) hours of work per week. The actual number of hours worked may exceed ten (10) hours per week, depending on the hiring company. We guarantee compensation at the national minimum wage; however, the hiring company may offer a higher wage at their discretion. We do not guarantee any compensation above the national minimum wage. Internship placements may be with our organisation or with one of our affiliated sister companies. We aim to place participants in a variety of companies, ranging from early-stage startups to established enterprises. However, we do not guarantee the type or size of the company for the internship placement. Due to visa restrictions, certain international students may be ineligible to participate in this program.

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Course Information

Course Intakes

1st January

1st February

1st March

1st April

1st May

1st June

1st July

1st August

1st September

1st October

1st November

1st December

Entry Criteria

  • No prior programming knowledge
  • Ability to complete assignments on time
  • Ability to work in Group
  • If a potential student’s first language is not English, they must also reach the English Language requirements of either any one of the following - IELTS 5.5 or NCC Test or GCE “O” Level English C6.
  • Have access to personal laptop

Course Highlights

  • Hands-on Sessions
  • Project-based Learning
  • Live or Offline Capstone Project
  • Real world development experience
  • Industry Mentors
  • Interactive Teaching Methodologies

Evaluation Criteria

  • 18 Coding exercises
  • 5 Assignments
  • 5 Quizzes
  • Capstone Project
  • Group activities
  • Presentations

Learning Objectives

  • Understand social engineering’s role in cybersecurity.
  • Identify techniques used in social engineering attacks.
  • Analyse impacts on individuals and organisations.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate social engineering risks.
  • Recognise human factors in cybersecurity.
  • Examine psychological and behavioural vulnerabilities.
  • Explore the role of education in prevention.
  • Apply ethical principles in response to incidents.

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Weekend Batches

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Hands-on Workshops

Interview Preparation

CV Preparation

Personality Development

LARRY

Join the Social Engineering and Human Factors in Cybersecurity course to explore the psychology behind cyber attacks. Learn to recognise and mitigate social engineering threats, using techniques and tools to enhance organisational security.

Course Content

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Introduction to Social Engineering

>> Understanding social engineering: Definition, types, and objectives >> Psychological principles underlying social engineering attacks >> Real-world examples and case studies of social engineering incidents

Psychological Manipulation Techniques

>> Influence and persuasion techniques used in social engineering: Reciprocity, authority, scarcity, and urgency >> Understanding cognitive biases and heuristics exploited by social engineers >> The role of emotional triggers and social dynamics in social engineering attacks

Pretexting and Impersonation

>> Pretexting techniques used to establish credibility and gain trust >> Impersonation tactics: Spoofing, phishing, vishing, and pretext calling >> Recognizing and mitigating pretexting and impersonation attacks

Phishing and Email-based Attacks

>> Understanding phishing attacks: Types, characteristics, and common phishing lures >> Email-based social engineering techniques: Spear phishing, whaling, and CEO fraud >> Strategies for detecting and mitigating phishing attacks

Physical Security Exploitation

>> Exploiting physical security vulnerabilities: Tailgating, shoulder surfing, and dumpster diving >> Social engineering tactics used in physical intrusion attempts >> Implementing physical security controls to prevent social engineering attacks

Insider Threats and Manipulation

>> Insider threats and insider manipulation techniques: Insider fraud, sabotage, and espionage >> Identifying signs of insider manipulation and malicious intent >> Implementing controls to mitigate insider threats and protect against insider manipulation

Social Engineering in the Digital Age

>> Social engineering tactics in online environments: Social media manipulation, romance scams, and online grooming >> Protecting personal and sensitive information online: Privacy settings, safe browsing habits, and secure communication practices >> Educating users on digital hygiene and online safety

Social Engineering Awareness and Training

>> Developing social engineering awareness programs: Training, simulations, and awareness campaigns >> Empowering individuals to recognize and respond to social engineering attacks effectively >> Measuring the effectiveness of social engineering awareness and training initiatives

Social Engineering Red Team Exercises

>> Conducting social engineering red team exercises: Planning, execution, and evaluation >> Simulating real-world social engineering attacks to assess organizational readiness >> Identifying gaps and vulnerabilities through red team exercises

Mitigating Social Engineering Risks

>> Developing a social engineering risk management strategy: Prevention, detection, response, and recovery >> Establishing policies, procedures, and controls to mitigate social engineering risks >> Creating a culture of security awareness and resilience within organizations

*Modules of our curriculum are subject to change. We update our curriculum based on the new releases of the libraries, frameworks, Software, etc. Students will be informed about the final curriculum in the course induction class.

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Best Career Paths

Social Engineering Analyst

Specialise in analysing social engineering tactics and techniques used by cyber attackers, identifying patterns and trends, and developing strategies to mitigate social engineering risks.

Cybersecurity Awareness Trainer

Develop and deliver training programmes and awareness campaigns on social engineering best practices, educating employees and stakeholders on how to recognise and respond to social engineering threats effectively.

Security Awareness Program Manager

Manage the organisation's security awareness programme, including planning and coordinating awareness activities, developing educational materials, and measuring the effectiveness of awareness initiatives in mitigating social engineering risks.

Incident Response Analyst (Social Engineering)

Respond to security incidents involving social engineering attacks, investigate incidents to determine the extent of the compromise, and implement remediation measures to mitigate the impact.

User Behavior Analytics (UBA) Analyst

Analyse user behaviour and activities to detect anomalies and suspicious patterns indicative of social engineering attacks, and develop algorithms and models to identify and mitigate insider threats.

Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst (Social Engineering)

Monitor security alerts and events related to social engineering attacks, investigate suspicious activities, and provide support in detecting and mitigating social engineering threats within the organisation's network.

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Faculties & Mentors

Mayur Ramgir

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Mentor Panel

Otavio Santana LSET Mentor

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Why Learn Social Engineering and Human Factors in Cybersecurity?

  • The course covers social engineering tactics such as phishing, pretexting, and baiting, explaining how they exploit human vulnerabilities.
  • Students learn to recognise and respond to cybercriminal tactics, understanding the psychology behind social engineering.
  • The importance of human factors in cybersecurity, including the impact of human error and insider threats, is emphasised.
  • Practical examples and case studies illustrate real-world scenarios and the consequences of vulnerabilities.
  • The course equips students with skills to mitigate risks and protect against cyber threats effectively in various cybersecurity roles.

Who Should Apply for This Course?

  • Suitable for individuals interested in cybersecurity
  • Focuses on social engineering and human factors
  • Offers comprehensive training for novices and experts
  • Helps understand cyber threats
  • Provides effective safeguarding of sensitive information

About the Course

Delve into the intricate world of social engineering and human factors in cybersecurity with this comprehensive course. Gain a deep understanding of social engineering tactics such as phishing, pretexting, and baiting, and learn how these exploit human vulnerabilities. Explore the psychology behind cybercriminal tactics and discover how to recognise and respond effectively. Emphasising the critical role of human factors in cybersecurity, this course highlights the impact of human error and insider threats. Engage with practical examples and case studies to grasp real-world scenarios and consequences. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the skills to mitigate risks and protect against cyber threats in various cybersecurity roles.

The Course Provides Shared Expertise by

LSET Trainers

LSET Trainers

Industry Experts

Industry Experts

Top Employers

Top Employers

Skills You will Gain

  • Recognizing and thwarting social engineering tactics.
  • Implementing security controls against various attacks.
  • Identifying insider threats and implementing mitigations.
  • Protecting personal information online.
  • Developing awareness programs and conducting training.
  • Assessing organizational readiness through red team exercises.

Complete Learning Experience

This course provides a hands-on, guided learning experience to help you learn the fundamentals practically.
  • We constantly update the curriculum to include the latest releases and features.
  • We focus on teaching the industry's best practices and standards.
  • We let you explore the topics through guided hands-on sessions.
  • We provide industry professional mentor support to every student.
  • We give you an opportunity to work on real world examples.
  • Work with hands-on projects and assignments.
  • We help you build a technical portfolio that you can present to prospective employers.

Reasons to Choose LSET

  • Interactive live sessions by industry experts.
  • Practical classes with project-based learning with hands-on activities.
  • International learning platform to promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Most up-to-date course curriculum based on current industry demand.
  • Gain access to various e-learning resources.
  • One-to-one attention to ensure maximum participation in the classes.
  • Lifetime career guidance to get the students employed in good companies.
  • Free lifetime membership to the LSET Alumni Club

What Will Be Your Responsibilities?

  • Work creatively in a problem-solving environment.
  • Ask questions and participate in class discussions.
  • Work on assignments and quizzes promptly.
  • Read additional resources on the course topics and ask questions in class.
  • Actively participate in team projects and presentations.
  • Work with the career development department to prepare for interviews
  • Respond promptly to the instructors, student service officers, career development officers, etc.
  • And most importantly, have fun while learning at LSET.
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What to expect after completing the course

What to expect after completing the course?

After earning your certificate from LSET, you can join the LSET’s Alumni club. There are countless benefits associated with the Alumni Club membership. As a member of LSET Alumni, you can expect the following;
  • LSET to hold your hand to find a successful career
  • Advice you on choosing the right job based on your passion and goals
  • Connect you with industry experts for career progression
  • Provide you opportunities to participate in events to keep yourself updated
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  • Provide you with a platform to shine by allowing you to speak at our events

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