Social Engineering and Security Awareness

Presented by

Joseph Carrigan, Senior Security Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute

About this talk

Malicious actors exploit human nature to get what they want. Technology can help, but it is not going to stop everything. Once a malicious actor is in direct communication with someone in your organization, there is little that your technology can do. This talk covers the fundamental reasons for the necessity of a security awareness program in every organization and provides a model of what it should look like. Key takeaways include: --The properties of a good security awareness program --Security-aware policy --The limits and value of technical solutions as they pertain to social engineering attacks About the speaker: Joseph Carrigan is a Software Engineer with over 17 years of software development experience in a broad range of fields including computer and software security, microcontroller development, data migration, data integration, data warehousing and network communication. He has a B.S. (’99) in Computer and Information Science from The University of Maryland, University College and an M.S. (’08) in Computer Science from Capitol College.

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