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Contrasting Physical and Cyberspace Social Engineering Attacks and Defenses

EasyChair Preprint no. 13140

8 pagesDate: April 30, 2024


Social engineering attacks are a prevalent threat in both physical and cyberspace environments, exploiting human psychology to deceive individuals or organizations into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that compromise security. This paper examines the similarities and differences between physical and cyberspace social engineering attacks, highlighting the unique challenges and defenses in each domain. We discuss how attackers leverage psychological principles such as authority, urgency, and familiarity to manipulate targets and the implications of these tactics in both realms. Furthermore, we explore the role of technology in enhancing defenses against social engineering attacks, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to detect and mitigate such threats. By contrasting physical and cyberspace social engineering, this paper aims to provide insights into developing more effective defense strategies to protect against these sophisticated attacks.

Keyphrases: cyberspace, Engineering, human

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  author = {Favour Olaoye},
  title = {Contrasting Physical and Cyberspace Social Engineering Attacks and Defenses},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13140},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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