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Under the Unfluence: the Dark Side of Influence - Ron Woerner Converge 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Under the Unfluence: the Dark Side of Influence
Ron Woerner

Every single one of the recent breaches is due to the failure of the human element. This session talks about how malicious hackers influence or in this case unfluence their victims using manipulation and coercion. Security professionals need to understand how they can be vulnerable to the factors of influence, so they can detect, deter, and prevent it. Additionally, attendees will learn the importance of human factors, psychology, and leadership for security professionals. The speaker will also cover social engineering through examples, demonstrations, and case studies to make sure you and your employees aren't under the unfluence. Learn how here.

Ron Woerner is the Director of Cybersecurity Studies at Bellevue University. He has over 25 years of corporate and military experience in IT and Security and has worked for HDR, TD Ameritrade, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, CSG Systems, and the State of Nebraska. Ron earned a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.S. from Syracuse University. He was awarded the CISSP in 2001, the CISM in 2014, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Toastmasters Advanced Communicator and Leader designations. He is the Air Force Association CyberPatriot 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year for his work with High School cybersecurity competitions. He loves to talk to others who are passionate about Security and Privacy.

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