Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcoming NYC4SEC Meeting 10/27/2010

We have another NYC4SEC meetup next week on October 27th, 2010 7:00PM:

Halloween Edition - Are those knocks on your firewall doors for tricks or treats?

Either way you have to realize one of the largest threats to your environment is the human element and none other than super malware and security forensicator Lenny Zeltser will be giving us a special Halloween talk about how attackers can trick you or the people inside your organization to get access to treats. Ok, no more puns....

John Jay College has reached out and offered to host this and future events for NYC4SEC so lets spread the word and show them that the NYC cyber security community is strong in numbers and appreciate their support!

Lenny Zeltser
- "Knock, Knock! How Attackers Use Social Engineering to Bypass Your Defenses"

Why bother breaking down the door if you can simply ask the person inside to let you in? Social engineering works, both during penetration testing and as part of real-world attacks. This talk explores how attackers are using social engineering to compromise defenses. It presents specific and concrete examples of how social engineering techniques succeeded at bypassing corporate security defenses. Lenny Zeltser will review how attackers have bypassed technological controls by making use of social engineering techniques. Attend this engaging talk to improve the relevance of your security awareness training and to adjust your defenses by revisiting your perspective of the threat landscape.

John Jay College - Forensic Computing Program and the Center for Cybercrime Studies
899 Tenth Avenue - btwn 58th & 59th
Room 610T - 6th Floor

More details and RSVP here:


Thanks to Douglas Brush, Joe Garcia, Prof Bilal Khan and Prof Douglas Salane for making this possible.