Let’s Face It! The Constant Threat of Social Engineering

Every day, we are confronted with social engineering in one form or another. Some types are not as dangerous or malicious as others. Regardless, all social engineering attempts have one goal, to influence your actions or decisions. This program provides you with insight into the various ways that a social engineer will strike, both in-person and online. You are introduced to the dangerous role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays. And yes, you are confronted with social engineering every day. The intended outcome can be a click of your mouse, persuasion, poor decision, or unauthorized access. The end result can be data loss, financial loss, reputational damage, or even physical injury. We will explain how social engineers work and the tools that they use to craft their attempts. Often we give away the information too willingly. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the various components of an attack and how to successfully deter them.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn what a deepfake is and why it’s so alarming
  • Name the one common factor that every social engineer leverages
  • Learn how to ask the right questions before falling for an attempt
  • Understand the various ways that you can be attacked
  • Hear why we make it so easy for them for them to be successful

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for not only the security officer, but anyone with customer contact, whether in person or not.