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Confessions of a Social Engineer, My Dirty Tricks and How to Stop them. - Valerie Thomas (ShowMeCon 2015) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Confessions of a Social Engineer, My Dirty Tricks and How to Stop them.
Valerie Thomas
ShowMeCon 2015
http://www.showmecon.com

You won't find these attack signatures in any IDS. Firewall rules are useless against me. Social engineers use persuasion, deception, and influence to bypass technical controls by exploiting the human behind them. As a security consultant I've utilized social engineering in penetration tests for years. Join me and learn how I'm owning your networks and obtaining your sensitive data.

Bio: Valerie Thomas (@hacktress09) is a Principal Information Security Consultant for Securicon LLC that specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing. After obtaining her bachelor?s degree in Electronic Engineering, Valerie led information security assessments for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) before joining private industry. Valerie is the coauthor of ?Building an Information Security Awareness Program: Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats? with Bill Gardner. Throughout her career, Valerie has conducted penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, compliance audits, and technical security training for executives, developers, and other security professionals.

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