Recording - Attacking the Human Element - Social Engineering - Sp18

Course Length
90 mins

Chad Knutson



Presenter: Chad Knutson, SBS CyberSecurity, LLC

This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Recording available through: June 29, 2018
Price: $275


The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report suggests 93% of breaches involve social engineering and that 8% of employees working in the financial industry will click on malicious link or attachment. With hundreds of thousands of people working in financial institutions around the country, we have a high potential level of risk. Cybercriminals have also weaponized tools into phishing emails that can compromise our systems and takeover control. Phishing campaigns have been automated and are distributed as a service “crime-as-a-service” to other cybercriminals looking for repeatable processes to conduct mass scale phishing campaigns. Considering the high probability of people to fall victim and the damaging destruction phishing can cause, it positions phishing as a digital weapon of mass destruction.


This discussion will highlight the advancements in cybercrime and social engineering that are targeting our people resources. Best practices will be discussed for processes necessary to improve the weakest links in our institutions. With a reliable process, we can measure the level of risk and implement effective risk mitigating controls. The following topics will be discussed:


  • Trends in Cyber Security Attacks
  • Social Engineering – what you need to know
  • Latest Phishing Scams
  • Logical controls to reduce risk around people
  • Creating positive cybersecurity culture
  • Deploying continual and ongoing educational programs
  • Unique ideas on educating people
  • Automated phishing tests


Target Audience:  Information Security Officer, IT Manager, Risk Officer, Internal Auditor, , CIO, and Executives looking to understand the risk around Social Engineering


This program qualifies for the following CPE Credits through the SBS Institute: 1.5 CPEs*: CBSM, CBSTP, CBCM, CBSIH

ISC2*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISSP.  ISACA*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISA/CISM/CRISC. *Self-Reporting

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