Levers of Human Deception: The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering

Presented by

Erich Kron (KnowBe4)

About this talk

No matter how much security technology we purchase, we still face a fundamental security problem: people. This webinar will explore the different levers that social engineers and scam artists pull to make us more likely to do their bidding. Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate for KnowBe4, provides fun and engaging examples of mental manipulation in everyday life: from the tactics used by oily car dealers, to sophisticated social engineering and online scams. Additionally, we’ll look at how to ethically use the very same levers when educating our users. Key Takeaways: - The Perception Vs. Reality Dilemma - Understanding the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop - How social engineers and scam artists achieve their goals by subverting OODA Loop's different components - How we can defend ourselves and our organizations

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KnowBe4 is the world’s most popular integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform. Realizing that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, KnowBe4 was created to help organizations manage the problem of social engineering, spear phishing, and ransomware attacks, through a comprehensive new-school awareness training approach. KnowBe4 trains employees to make smarter security decisions.