[Originally published by Royal Danish Defence College]

The advent of Social Networks has made both companies and public bodies tremendously exposed to the new and dangerous type of cyber-attack called Social Engineering.

Latest insights into security breaches reveal that about 90% of the security incidents include the human element as a major component of their attacks, thus belonging to the area of Social Engineering. Even large companies which have heavily invested in security and often operate worldwide have experienced attacks that exploit the human element of (in)security.

A number of leading security researchers and organizations have just completed a business-oriented research in Social Engineering. The research has led to the thought-provoking results presented at an international workshop on 29 February.

Based on this new research, the conference will expose the magnitude of the vulnerability of the still rising social engineering, and thus increase the awareness of international businesses and public authorities. In conclusion, the conference will provide important recommendations on how to protect business and public authorities against the threat of Social Engineering.

Time:      29th of February 2016, 10:00-15:30.

Place:       The Danish Institute of Fire & Security Technology (DBI), 
                Jernholmen 12, 2650 Hvidovre, Copenhagen.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration / Networking

10:00 – 10:30 IT Security in Critical Infrastructure Mathias Lysholm Faaborg, Senior Director, Head of Strategy, TDC

10:30 – 11:15 Social Engineering 2.0: Attacking Critical Infrastructure Dennis Hansen, Consultant & Researcher, DBI Corporate Investigation

11:15 – 11:45 Social Engineering and SE 2.0 Enrico Frumento, Senior Analyst, CEFRIEL Digital Innovation

11:45 – 12:30 Sandwich / Networking

12:30 – 13:10 Why Arcade and Retro Gaming Can Help Prevent Phishing by “Priming People for Phishing” Marc Busch, Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology

13:10 – 13:45 Social Engineering 2.0 versus IT Security Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Associate Professor, DTU Compute

13:45 – 14:00 Coffee Break / Networking

14:00 – 14:30 The Industrial Aspects of Social Engineering Philippe Roy, Group IT Security Specialist, Danske Bank

14:30 – 15:00 Social Engineering 2.0: Using Public Information for Targeted Deception Christian W. Probst, Associate Professor, DTU Compute

15:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion / Open Discussion Conference Speakers / Project Management Staff /Audience

Registration: Githa Grum-Schwensen, CenSec: githa@censec.dk / +45 5213 1541
Info: Karen Westergaard Nielsen, DBI: kni@dbi-net.dk / +45 2964 4385

Deadline for registration: 26th of February at 12 p.m. Participation is free of charge. However, there is a no-show fee (DKK 500,-) that will be charged in case of absence or cancellation after the registration deadline.