April 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter February meeting topic:

Human Exploitation: How Social Engineering Will Defeat Your Organization
by Matt James


Words like exploitation have a negative connotation, and no one wants to be the one left holding the potato when the music stops. Since the earliest days of conflict, exploiting human-nature has been at the core of strong offensive capabilities. So, why are organizations (especially the government) so adverse to taking the steps necessary to train and equip their employees with the tools necessary to defeat this effective attack vector? Matt James, cyber warfare consultant for Knowledge Consulting Group, will show just how easy it is to exploit humans, and marry it with technical methodologies. Anecdotal stories will be shared about exploiting multi billion-dollar corporations, to the largest banks; secure installations, to senior staff. Come learn what social engineers look for, and gain insight into what your organization can do to defeat their attempts.

About the Speaker 
Matt James is a cyber warfare consultant for Knowledge Consulting Group, Inc., based out of Reston, Virginia. He has more than 12 years experience in information security, and has most recently served as lead for federal, financial, and commercial red-team penetration testing engagements. Prior to his work in the private sector, he served as an Information Management Officer in the Special Operations community, and as an Operations Officer for the State Department. Mr. James is a disabled combat veteran, having served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart from separate instances during that time-period.


Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:30 PM

Government Publishing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

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