The Oxford dictionary defines social engineering as: The use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.

This is as essential tool for all conmen. This is what hackers are utilizing to trick users into clicking on those phony shipping emails, fake Facebook notifications, and your cancelled Amazon order. Some of these groups take it to the next level with the fake Microsoft/Apple/Social Security Administration staff calling you to offer proactive help. These hackers do their homework, too. They know as much or more about your executive teams than you may be aware. They can and will use any information to make these messages more compelling.

Our experts will discuss some of the newly evolved forms of social engineering that have come out of the pandemic. Some of these might surprise you!

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Jordan Fischer
Leader, Global Privacy Practice Group, Beckage, PLLC

Jordan L. Fischer, Esq. is the Global Privacy Practice Group leader at Beckage, PLLC, a seasoned team of lawyers focused on data security, data privacy, and technology law. She focuses her practice on international data privacy, cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with a special emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations, the GDPR, and the CCPA. Jordan brings extensive experience in the intersection of law and technology to counsel global companies to create legal solutions. She is also an Assistant Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University and a Cybersecurity Lecturer at UC Berkeley, School of Information.

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Kenrick Bagnall
Detective Constable, Coordinated Cyber Centre (C3), Toronto Police Service; Former VP of IT at Capital G Bank

Kenrick has been a member of the Toronto Police Service since April of 2006 and currently serves as an investigator in the Coordinated Cyber Centre (C3) section of Intelligence Services. Before this Kenrick spent 20 years in the Information Technology industry primarily in the financial services sector, holding positions of Senior Network Analyst, Information Technology Manager and Senior Vice President of Information Technology.

Kenrick is also an Associate Professor at George Brown College where he instructs the Cybersecurity Security Certificate program and also lectures on the University of Toronto Global Professional Master of Laws, Innovation, Law and Technology program.

Kenrick’s background in Information Technology combined with his Law Enforcement experience has uniquely positioned him as an investigator, instructor and presenter on technology, information security and cyber investigations.

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Erich Kron
Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

Erich Kron is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry. 

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Tom Bechtold
Digital Event Director, SecureWorld