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Social Engineering Attacks: 4 Main Vectors

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

The ways you and your organization are being hacked daily.

What is social engineering? How do attackers use it to get you and your employees to do something bad at work, at home, and everywhere else? This speech will delve into the 4 main attack vectors used by malicious social engineers and define exactly how you can be more aware of these vectors and stay protected! This speech will also include important things to consider when planning and executing your corporate security awareness training program.

About Christopher Hadnagy:

Chris possesses more than 17 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in the security field.

The author of three (soon-to-be four) best-selling books, he also teaches three distinct international courses. Chris has trained various branches of the government, including the United States Special Operations Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, Chris has debriefed dozens of general officers and government officials inside the Pentagon on social engineering and its effect on the United States.

Through his educational not-for-profit www.social-engineer.org, Chris established the world’s first social engineering penetration testing framework, and created additional resources which have all become staples in the security industry and trusted references for global organizations. Chris is also the founder and CEO of www.social-engineer.com, where he helps strengthen organizations.

Chris specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit human communication and trust to obtain access to information and resources through manipulation and deceit. Chris is also a certified Expert Level graduate of Dr. Paul Ekman’s Micro Expressions courses, having made the study of nonverbal behaviors one of his fortes. Chris’s goal is to better secure organizations by educating them on the methods used by attackers, identifying their unique vulnerabilities, and mitigating potential issues through appropriate levels of awareness and security.


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