Cybersecurity Consultant, Sarka Pekarova, will be presenting the webinar ‘Hacking Humans: Exploring Social Engineering as an Attacker and a Defender’ on Thursday, the 28th March at 4:00 PM UK time
Currently, 75% of cyber-attacks start with social engineering. It is this part of penetration testing that centers around manipulation and deception, rather than trying to outsmart a machine. It is just as crucial to improve an organization’s security posture as it is to probe a network for vulnerabilities. But what does it look like in practice?
Join SureCloud’s Cybersecurity Consultant, Sarka Pekarova (aka Grace O’Malley, the 16th century Pirate Queen) as she discusses her research into social-engineering techniques.
This session will cover:
• Defining social engineering
• The body language and facial expression reading techniques used
• Best lines of defense against a human pentest attack
• The psychology behind influence and persuasion
Sarka is a SureCloud penetration tester and has over 10 years of experience in IT. She has a deep understanding of securing information systems, identifying attack vectors and helping organizations to defend their assets from her defensive career, but she can also identify attack vectors and vulnerabilities in web applications, both internal and external infrastructure, and payment systems.