It's one of the least understood but most common - and successful -- threats to a financial institution.
Social Engineering refers to the collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery for information gathering or computer system access and in most (but not all) cases the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victim.
Being cognizant of these types of attacks, educating your employees about the methodologies of the attacks, and having a plan in place to mitigate them are essential to surviving these manipulations.
Starting in July, Information Security Media Group will be offering a new webinar dedicated to education about Social Engineering.
Social Engineering: How to Train Your Employees to Spot and Stop the Scams will be presented by E.J. Hilbert, a former FBI Special Agent specializing in international hacking, carding and fraud teams.
In this exclusive webinar, Hilbert will focus on the core issues of social engineering's methodologies, effectiveness and prevention - as well as how to test the effectiveness of your training efforts. These core components include:
Hilbert has trained law enforcement representatives throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine. E.J. served as the agent in charge of the investigations into the intrusions of over 300 financial institutions, two major telecoms and multiple U.S. government agencies. He served on the first joint Russian-U.S. Criminal Working Group. E.J. spent the final years with the FBI chasing Al Qaeda via their online communications networks, eventually bringing Treason charges against the American Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.
After leaving the FBI, E.J. served as a Senior Consultant For Control Risks Group, conducting security consulting, risk management and corporate investigations for Fortune 100 companies.
To register for the webinar: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/webinarsDetails.php?webinarID=89
About ISMG: With members representing over 13,000 financial institutions, and regular input from federal banking agency officers and their own board of advisors, ISMG delivers webinars and online training that is focused, timely and -- most important -- useful. Presented by actual practitioners and industry experts, each presentation (ranging from 90 minutes to two-plus hours) delivers how-to and practical information on the inner-workings of information security programs at financial institutions. For more on ISMG's training offerings, view the webinar calendar: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/webinarsCalendar.php