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Setting the Trap: Crafty Ways the Bad Guys Use Pretexting to Own Your Network

Today’s phishing attacks have evolved way beyond spray-and-pray emails that mass target victims. Instead, the bad guys have carefully researched your organization in order to set the perfect trap. And pretexting is the key.

Whether it’s a phone call from an attacker impersonating your IT department or what seems like an innocuous email that ends up harvesting important credentials, the perfect pretext can lead to the bad guys owning your network before you know it.

In this webinar Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Famous Hacker and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, and Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4's Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer discuss:

- How the bad guys craft such cunning attacks
- Tactics used for reconnaissance, target selection, creating a pretext, and launching an attack
- What you need to know to protect your organization

Kevin also shares new demonstration videos that will blow your mind! This is one webinar you can't afford to miss! Watch now!
Recorded Sep 24 2019 62 mins
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