Social Engineering is one of the most important technique to hack anything, If you are Social Engineering expert you hack almost everything without looking at the vulnerability at every point of time. Social Engineering attack help to find a vulnerability in human and exploit it or manipulating people and convincing them to do something or tell you something important like passwords data with different techniques. If you watch this video this an example of social engineering
The key to social engineering is influencing a person to do something that allows the hacker to gain access to information or your network.
– Kevin Mitnick
I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign
– Mr. Robot
Social Engineering is capable of bypassing all the security aspects like firewall IDS and everything.
If you take an example like you an attacker and want to install malware inside a company server or computer but the company is spending lots of money on cybersecurity like firewall Ids encryption etc. then there are two ways to complete your task either find the vulnerability inside the company system like servers, router etc or you can find someone who is vulnerable to Social Engineering attack and can give to information like passwords, secret data, information about the company or can directly download the malware inside the system. In both the case you have to use your skills but in Social Engineering it will be more easy to hack the system if you are good enough to manipulate someone from the company or can find their vulnerability. You can learn social Engineering from any books website videos but only the known thing which everyone is doing, to beat everyone you have to develop the Social Engineering by yourself with practice, Observing the people