Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC and the founder of the Innocent Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization that identifies anonymous child predators and helps bring them to justice. Chris is a thought leader and bestselling author, having written five books on social engineering. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering for the University of Arizona’s NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).
Chris lectures and teaches about social engineering around the globe. Moreover, he was invited to speak at the Pentagon and other high-security facilities. He works with some of the world’s leaders in scientific research for the purpose of acquiring a deeper understanding of social engineering. Notably, Chris authored a book with Dr. Paul Ekman regarding the use of nonverbal communication by social engineers. Chris is certified as an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), as well as an Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP). He is also the creator of the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP), Certified Ethical Social Engineer (CESE), and Master’s Level Social Engineering (MLSE), certifications.
Call Them What You Want – They’re Con Men!
Persuasion, deception, psychological manipulation. Whatever you want to call it, criminals have learned that if you study human behavior and develop certain skills and techniques, you can exploit people for gain. In this wrap-up the day session, an “honest con man” and a “human hacker” talk to Willy about the evolution of scams. They’ll talk about the social engineering scams that hit the casino industry in 2023. How new technology is advancing the size and impact of these type of scams. What makes the new scams different then what we’ve seen before? What aspects of the scams are the same? What do we need to do to mitigate these new age con men?