Humans Matter Most in CyberSecurity, Not Firewalls
Cyber security harkens to mind the hardening of networks, the deployment of code, and the fast typing fingers of armies of hackers and anti-hackers, all mixed into a war-like ecosystem of digital penetration and defense. What most people forget, however, is that there is a critical vulnerability to any cyber security plan, network or software architecture that can never be 100% secured: the human being.
This panel will explore the human domain in cyber security by discussing how humans hack other humans to penetrate a network. Panelists will compare principles of social engineering, digital influence, and the tradecraft employed by different adversarial entities to penetrate networks both social and hardware-based. Panelists will also discuss why adversaries attack organizations and humans using social engineering. Finally, panelists will offer recommendations for securing humans against socially engineered cyber attacks.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Why is social engineering important to cyber security?
- What are some examples of adversarial entities using social engineering and digital tradecraft to gain access to secure corporate networks?
- What technologies pose more risk to human-based hacks? What technologies can enable better human security?
- How do organizations, companies, and individuals prevent and/or protect against penetrations into their networks made using social engineering or other digital tradecraft?
- How can you build a trusted network to best defend against human-based vulnerabilities in cyber security?
- Chris Dufour White Canvas Group
- Chris Hadnagy Social Engineer.com
- Jon Iadonisi White Canvas Group
- Nicole Tatrow Virtuosi Group
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