Hacking Humans: Exploring Social Engineering as an Attacker and a Defender

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Luke Potter, Operations Director (Cybersecurity), SureCloud

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Currently, 75% of cyber-attacks start with social engineering. It is this part of penetration testing that centers around manipulation and deception, rather than trying to outsmart a machine. It is just as crucial to improve an organization’s security posture as it is to probe a network for vulnerabilities. But what does it look like in practice? Join SureCloud’s Operations Director (Cybersecurity), Luke Potter, as he discusses his research into social-engineering techniques. This session will cover: • Defining social engineering • Best lines of defense against a human pentest attack • The psychology behind influence and persuasion

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SureCloud also offers a wide range of Cybersecurity testing and assurance services, where we stay with you throughout the entire test life-cycle from scoping through to vulnerability discovery and remediation. Certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) & CREST and delivered using the innovative Pentest-as-a-Service (underpinned by a highly configurable technology platform), SureCloud acts as an extension of your in-house security team and ensures you have everything you need to improve your risk posture.