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Stephen Bondurich – Next-Gen Deception: Exploring the Evolution of Social Engineering Attacks

July 12 @ 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

For years, social engineering has prevailed as the most effective way for attackers to compromise accounts, networks, and data. So why haven’t we learned our lesson yet? Why do we continue to fall victim despite our training and awareness efforts?

This talk discusses the constantly evolving nature of social engineering attacks and how threat actors are adapting their techniques to overcome our conceptions of what social engineering attacks look like. You will learn about the devastatingly effective approaches that are being used in 2024, and how the application of AI has opened the door for attacks that were previously never thought possible. Also discussed will be ways to identify social engineering attacks and steps an organization can take to protect itself.

Topics covered in this talk include:
• Current trends and statistics on social engineering
• The rise of SMS-based social engineering
• AI deepfakes (voice and email)
• Helpdesk as a target
• Techniques for bypassing MFA (push fatigue, text codes, number
matching via API)
• Training, exercises, and beyond


July 12
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Traymore B
Bally's Conference Room