Understanding and Preventing the Latest Social Engineering Attacks

While hackers and cyber attackers are continually developing more sophisticated methods for penetrating enterprise systems, most of their exploits begin with a simple step: fooling users into breaking security policy. These "social engineering" attacks – including phishing, social networking scams, and online "watering holes" – are designed to trick your users into giving up their passwords or opening email attachments that contain malware.  But how can enterprises prevent this sort of attack? Can users be trained to recognize such exploits and avoid them? In this webcast, experts discuss the most effective methods of defending against social engineering attacks.

On Demand
1h 00min

When you attend this webinar, you'll:

  • Learn how social engineers are now capitalizing on data breaches
  • See attackers' best tricks for fooling and manipulating even the savviest users
  • Better recognize social engineering in all its forms, even when attackers find new methods of using it
  • Get tips on why and how to improve your security awareness program so you get real returns and better defense

Featured Speakers

  • Erich Kron
    Erich Kron
    Security Awareness Advocate

    Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry.

  • Ryan MacDougall
    Ryan MacDougall
    Senior Social Engineer Pentester
    Social-Engineer, LLC

    Ryan MacDougall's areas of expertise include network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis and social engineering. Ryan began his career in operations, building and securing large networks for financial and telecommunications industries, including a global network across 6 countries consisting of 3 data centers and 8 regional offices. In his 10 years running operations in a company that grew through M&A activities, acquiring, integrating, and standardizing operations, he developed a deep understanding and insight into fundamental flaws present in a wide variety of enterprise environments. Ryan has his OSCP, GWAPT, SEPP and MLSE certifications. He now is a senior social engineer pentester for Social Engineer LLC and helps runs operations on penetration tests and exercises against their clients.

  • Chris Hadnagy
    Chris Hadnagy
    Founder & CEO
    Social-Engineer, LLC

    Chris Hadnagy has over 16 years' experience as a practitioner and researcher in the security field. His efforts in training, education, and awareness have helped to expose social engineering as the top threat to the security of organizations today. He established the world's first social engineering framework at http://www.social-engineer.org/, providing an invaluable repository of information for security professionals and enthusiasts. That site grew into a dynamic web resource including a podcast and newsletter, which have become staples in the security industry and are referenced by large organizations around the world. Chris also created the first hands-on social engineering training course and certification, Advanced Practical Social Engineering, attended by law enforcement, military, and private sector professionals. A sought-after writer and speaker, he has spoken and trained at events such as RSA and Black Hat. He is also the best-selling author of two books: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking and Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security.

  • Sara Peters
    Sara Peters
    Senior Editor
    Dark Reading

    Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

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