December 09 - 11, 2019
Westin Tampa Waterside, Tampa, FL
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4
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Erich Kron


Security Awareness Advocate
KnowBe4

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019


8:50 AM The Human Deception Problem: Understanding and Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks

The most successful method of cyber-attacks continues to be phishing. These attacks cost organizations millions of dollars each year and things are just getting worse. As these attacks intensify and become more refined, technology is failing to keep up and your users will continue to fall prey. To effectively defend yourself against this, you have to understand how the attacks work, including the psychological triggers and tricks the attackers are using. This session will explore the different levers that social engineers and scam artists pull to make your users more likely to do their bidding.

During this MasterClass attendees will learn how to:

  • The Perception vs. Reality Dilemma
  • Understanding the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop
  • How social engineers and scam artists achieve their goals by subverting critical thinking steps
  • How can you defend your organization and create your human firewall