Social Media Masterclass at the NCS 26th National Conference #NCSAbuja2016
Practical Demonstration: “National Security and Cyber Intelligence – Social Engineering Dimensions through Social Media”–by Deloitte Nigeria Cybersecurity Team
Social engineering has been considered as one of the top five (5) cyber security threats by many information security resources because it exploits some basic human behaviors such as trust, ignorance and greed. While system patches, updates and other technological defense mechanisms are critical, Information security professionals generally agree that humans are the weakest security link.
Social engineering is a well-known phenomenon within cyber security and with the aid of social networks, attackers now have a viable platform to reach out to a larger target area or potential victims. Social Media (e.g. Facebook,LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Blackberry and Google+) was built to create vast internet-based networks for individuals/personal use. It has however morphed into a common platform for people, governments and organizations to connect and share ideas.
Social media is based on two core principles: trust and anonymity. Attackers exploit these principles of social media to trick unsuspecting victims thereby compromising their online accounts or defrauding them. Targeted social engineering attacks using information gleaned from social networks can be quite tricky to detect and combat.
The Social MediaMasterclass of #NCSAbuja2016 will feature a Practical Demonstration on: “National Security and Cyber Intelligence – Social Engineering Dimensions through Social Media” by the Deloitte Nigeria Cybersecurity Team
With Hands-On Experience, the demo will answer questions such as:
• We can’t stop people from using social networks, but how do we ensure there is responsible use of social networks?
• What are the common practices on social media that divulge private information?
• How can we effectively defend against today’s social engineering attacks?
• What is helping to fuel some of the social engineering ploys used against enterprises and governments today?
• How do we promote vigilance and implement procedures to defeat deceptions?
The 26th National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) (#NCSAbuja2016) themed, “Information Technology for National Safety and Security” holds from July 19-21, 2016 in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Join NCS as Deloitte Cybersecurity Team led by Tope Aladenusi hack the human being with a live demonstration of the low-tech, but often effective skill known as “social engineering” in hacker and security circles.
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