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Top Methods Pen Testers Use to Socially Engineer Their Way In

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford and Lance Spitzner
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Overview

One of the biggest challenges security awareness officers face is knowing what human risks to focus on. Most awareness programs have limited resources and budget, and employees can only learn so much. In this webcast learn the top, most effective methods penetration testers use to socially engineer into an organization. SANS Senior instructor and author of the SANS Social Engineering course Dave Shackleford will walk you how todays pen testers are hacking the human. Learn and understand your top human risks and what your awareness program should be focusing on.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.


Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked and consulted in over 25 countries and helped over 350 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition, Lance is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance, frequent presenter, serial tweeter (@lspitzner) and works on numerous community security projects. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army's Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois.

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