Stopping the Scam – Techniques for Defending Against Today’s Social Engineering

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Dan Gadd, Technical Sales Engineer, Webroot

About this talk

Are humans the weakest part of the security chain? This presentation looks at the most common social engineering attacks in use today and how they manipulate people to divulge personal and confidential information. These effective schemes are common across social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. With Phishing attacks increasing over 60% in 2012, the presentation will explore why this form of attack is often the first step in exploiting an individual or corporation, and recommend techniques to avoid these scams.

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