Social Engineering - How to avoid being a victim of sophisticated cyber attacks

Wednesday, 19 May 2021
12.00 - 13.30



Zurich Center


PHILIPP LEO, Cyber Risk Expert, Forentec GmbH

Philipp Leo is a trusted advisor to numerous government agencies and organizations at both national and international levels as well as a proven expert on cyber risks and digitalization. He combines technical expertise with years of experience in business, administration and defense.
In his capacity as an international speaker, he talks about the digitalization of state and society. His research topics include strategic questions of information security and transformation programs to improve digital resilience. In addition, he instructs future cyber specialists at the recently founded Cyber Course of the Swiss Armed Forces.
Philipp Leo studied economics, computer science and art history at the University of Zurich. Subsequently, he worked in various management functions for management consultancies, banks and media companies. Moreover, he worked for two years for the United Nations in the Republic of Korea.


Social Engineering – How to avoid being a victim of sophisticated cyber attacks

We protect what is important to us. This applies equally to the analog and the digital world. But we have not yet developed a sufficient sense for cyber threats.
The issue of social engineering impressively demonstrates that protecting information is not a purely technical issue.
Unlike what is often expected, not only technical systems can be hacked, but also humans. Cyber criminals use psychological manipulation to acquire information, compromise systems or obtain assets.
Philipp Leo presents how he and his team used a socio-technical approach to manipulate and hack a high-ranking general of the Swiss Armed Forces. In the process, you will learn how to recognize social engineering, identify attacks and resist them.
Security in an interconnected world needs both: secure technologies and attentive users.

Webinar price CHF 40.00 Full Member
Webinar price CHF 30.00 STEP Students
Webinar price CHF 50.00 non-Member

1 ½ hour towards CPD obligation

Register by 18.05.2021


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