A Phisher of Men: Learn How to Turn Social Engineering Techniques Around to Improve Your Security at the RANT Forum

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 27, 2013 03:19 am PST

The dangers of phishing and social-engineering attacks are well known and understood by businesses, NGOs and public bodies, so why are they still effective? And what if there was a way to use the same psychological pivots attackers use, and improve cyber security? Well, those attending this month’s RANT Forum in London are about to find out just how to make that happen.

The speaker at this month’s event is Barry Coatesworth, a highly regarded cyber-security expert and a member of the government’s industry advisory group for cyber-security standards, the Information Assurance Advisory Council. In almost 25 years in the business, Barry has experienced first-hand the good, the bad and the ugly of cyber security.

Phishing and associated attacks remain a hot topic, and Coatesworth will show how and why they still work. “What I do is look at the psychology behind these attacks,” he tells the Acumin Blog. “Security is constantly changing, and it’s difficult at the best of times for CISOs to level the playing field in a constantly changing threat landscape. It’s a case of adapt or fail – so I look at why attacks work or don’t work, and at how that understanding can be used to improve security.”

To read the full article visit the acumin blog.

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