The History, Evolution and Future of Social Engineering

Presented by

Maya Horowitz

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Throughout history people have been taking advantage of others through different (some more sophisticated than others) social engineering techniques that exploit the human nature and its inherent vulnerabilities. In this webinar, Maya Horowitz, Check Point's VP Research, will take you through some of the most shocking social engineering scams in history, all the way to social engineering in emails, and where it's headed in the near future. Join us in a fascinating journey through time and hear the stories that truly show how humans can be incredibly smart and sophisticated on one hand, and insanely easy to manipulate on the other.
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