Presentation title: Securing the Human: Security's Real APT presented at BsidesDFW2013 2013

by Valerie Thomas,

Summary : Technology does not advance on its own. It takes a human to create new ways to exploit technology, and it takes a human to defend against those exploits. While many technical defensive solutions exist, there are not many solutions that address the human element of security at an enterprise level. This year at BSidesDFW, I’ll be discussing the Social Engineering Defensive Framework. This scalable process provides a road map for security professionals to see their organization from a social engineer’s point of view, have a clear understanding of how susceptible they are to attack, and how to prevent attacks in the future. It’s time to stop blaming the user and advance to the next level of defense.