President of Secure Mentem and author of Advanced Persistent Security and the forthcoming You Can Stop Stupid. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media.
He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs.
Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.
Making Social Engineering Tests Actually Useful
Social engineering tests are generally useless games of gotchas. While they might find some unique vulnerabilities, they do little to make significant changes in awareness or the overall security program. This presentation will use a variety of case studies to show how to proactively construct social engineering simulations to be repeatable and provide for the identification of systematic changes within awareness programs and the overall security program.