Keynote: Hacking the Criminals. A conversation with Chris Hadnagy.

March 24, 2021 5:30 PM

Evolving technology is often described as a key vulnerability in the fight against financial criminality, an argument made eloquently by the boom in cyber fraud during the pandemic. But the problem is not just technology - but the way we, as human beings, use it. In frauds, the criminals depend on people being ‘the weakest link’, unwittingly providing them with entry into supposedly secure systems. The ways in which criminals accomplish this is commonly described as ‘social engineering’, the malicious side being a kitbag of psychological tools criminals use to ‘hack’ a person, rather than a system.

In this session, we will be exploring the world of ‘human hacking’ with Chris Hadnagy, the President and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. and founder of the Innocent Lives Foundation, an organisation that helps track and identify child predators. Chris is the author of multiple books on human security, and is widely recognised as one of the leading experts in the field. In this discussion, Chris will provide us with an understanding of the evolution of ‘social engineering,’ and help compliance professionals and the public to prepare to fight back. If hackers want to get into our minds, then we will need to get into theirs' to stop them.

Chris Hadnagy, Founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC and founder of the Innocent Lives Foundation