The Human Element: Understanding Social Engineering Tactics

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Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM EDT | 9:00 AM CDT | 7:30 PM IST
Topic: The Human Element: Understanding Social Engineering Tactics


Abstract: In today’s dynamic threat landscape, the one constant element persistently targeted is the human link, often because it is the weakest link in the security chain. Attackers constantly and relentlessly focus on exploiting this vulnerability to gather information and launch their assaults. Social engineering relies on psychological tactics to gain unauthorized access to data or systems, posing significant risks to individuals and organizations. This webinar aims to understand the significance and impact of social engineering on security, examining how attackers exploit psychological principles to manipulate people and gain access. It also highlights the common techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) used in social engineering and the crucial role a well-rounded security culture plays in defense. Join us for an informative session to deepen your understanding of the human factor in cybersecurity and discover how to protect yourself against these threats!

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understanding the significance and impact of social engineering
  • Psychological principles in social engineering
  • Social engineering tactics and techniques
  • Defensive strategies and best practices
  • The significance of security culture

David PereiraDavid Pereira, Ph.D. Candidate, Digital Transformation & Founder and CEO of SecPro
Bio: David Pereira, founder and CEO of SecPro, is a Published Author, International Speaker, Trainer, Digital Researcher, and Consultant with over 27 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics. He has developed consultant activities in Ethical Hacking, Malware Analysis, Penetration Testing, and Forensic Analysis for various national and international companies. David is also an International Instructor for Law Enforcement Agencies and Companies around the world, including the FBI, Department of Defense USA, Homeland Security, Secret Service USA, USAF, US Marines, NAVY Seals, CBP, and many more.

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