I would stay away from the word "prove" my bio teacher went on this huge rant that you dont ever "prove" anything and you should always substitute in a different word. like maybe "I intend to show that your..."
this line: "In this paper I intend to prove that your corporation can easily be hack through various means, the easiest being social engineering. "
maybe this: "In this paper I intend to show that your corporation can easily be hacked through various attack vectors, the easiest being social engineering. "
Funnily enough my professor wants me to use the "Intend to prove..." phraseology. LOL He says something about having a strong thesis or something like that.
line: "Social Engineering (S.E.) is just what it sounds like, people trying to conjure up ways to “engineer” people to disclose information that they really should not."
think of what say a mechanical engineer does: a mechanical engineer takes already established techniques that involve creating, maintaining, or destorying some mechanical system. Or they can establish new techniques for acheiving such motives.
I would try and sum-up SE'ing more like that but replace the word mechanical with social.
Good point, I need to rephrase that section anyways for my predocs.
line: "No excuse will ever suffice to appease and anger customer when there credit card data was stolen. *snip* Therefore invest in security; there is no logical excuse not too. And by all means, please educate the users, they are the primary holes, shouldn’t they become your first defense?"
could you please tell me the difference between there, their, and they're? no you cant because you used the wrong one in the first quoted sentence!
I would change "they are the primary holes" to "they are the primary vulnerabilities"
Ya, I finished writing this at 1 am tuesday morning and haven't had time to do a complete read through, thanks for that.
Oh. Didn't connect the S.E. to Social Engineering. Must have had a mental block for a minute. Now I feel foolish.
happens to the best of us
any way, I made it confusing because I didn't spell out.