SIGS Afterwork Event in Basel – Social Engineering

Target Audience Information Security Professionals
CIO’s, CISO, IT Manager, Security Officer, Security Architects and Engineers – all from end customer side who are interested in IT Security

From Consultancies and Resellers/Integrators are only technical peoples allowed to take part. Vendors and people with a Sales/Marketing role are not authorized as participants.

CPE Credits Earn 2 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending a SIGS Afterwork Event. Please request a confirmation.
Location Radisson Blu Hotel, Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel

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Car parking please check here

Date of Event 8th of November 2016
Language English if non German speaking people will attend, otherwise German

Participation Costs Fr. 30.–
This includes presentations, all beverages and aperitif (food)


5:00 – 5:30 Registration & Apéro
5:30 – 6:00 Max Klaus, Deputy Head of Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurances MELANI

Social engineering – what really happens in Cyber Space
In January 2015, a small entreprise in the Canton of Fribourg lost one million Swiss Francs. Among others, Max Klaus will talk about a similar case where a worldwide operating Swiss company was about to lose lots of money due to social engineering

6:00 – 6:30 Hagen H. Renner, Dipl.-Ing., Director Channel Sales DACH at Proofpoint

Human Factor 2016: People are replacing automated exploits as attackers’ preferred entry tactic
Today’s advanced attacks focus more on exploiting human flaws than system flaws. Proofpoint developed “The Human Factor” to explore this under-reported aspect of enterprise threats.

It covers the latest trends in the top vectors for targeting people: email, social media, and mobile apps. The “Human Factor” reveals not just who is clicking what, but how threat actors are using social engineering to get people to perform the work of automated exploits. Across all vectors and in attacks of all sizes, threat actors used social engineering to trick people into doing things that once depended on malicious code.

Which tactics and solutions are able to help against this Cyber Security threats? We would like to show you some possible approaches.

6:30 – 7:00 Ivano Somaini, Security Analyst and Regional Manager Berne at Compass Security

Social Engineering: the devil is in the details
Information security threats to organizations have changed completely over the last decade, due to the complexity and dynamic nature of infrastructures and attacks. Successful attacks cost society billions a year, impacting vital services and the economy. New attacks cleverly exploit multiple organizational vulnerabilities, involving physical security and human behavior. Defenders need to make rapid decisions regarding which attacks to block, as both infrastructure and attacker knowledge change rapidly.

The speaker, Ivano Somaini from Compass Security, was a member of the amateur acting group at the Cantonal School of Graubünden at Chur. With his Master in Information Security at ETH Zurich, he found the perfect way to combine those interests: Social Engineering.

You will learn more about the methodologies of a professional Social Engineer as well as the newest attack vectors available. Ivano Somaini will present you several attack scenarios he successfully executed in real companies during his five years of Social Engineering experience. All those scenarios exceeding known approaches such as e-mail phishing by far. He will explain how even the smallest and seemingly least relevant information revealed is enough to break into financial institutions and steal industrial Know-How.

7:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A

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