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Webinar: Hacking the Weakest Link: The Role of Staff in Maintaining IT Security
Monday, April 29, 2019, 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Today’s environment requires everyone to take more responsibility for protecting personal and employer digital assets from the various, never-ending digital attacks. Everyone benefits when individuals understand hackers’ primary methods, how to mitigate threats, and how to avoid being the weakest link.

This webinar will be a fresh look at hacking the weakest link – people duped by social engineering. Social engineering is commonly seen in phishing emails, fraudulent phone calls, and other confidence schemes. It is the easiest and most common method used by malicious attackers to gain unauthorized access to systems, resources, and data. Learn common real-world tricks and techniques that work and how to lower your risk. Get the latest tactics, tools, and techniques straight from an expert “white hat” hacker.


  • How to ensure you are not the weakest link in your institution’s cyber security program
  • The easiest and most effective ways to hack any organization
  • Protecting yourself and your institution from the most common scams, cons, and digital threats
  • How criminals exploit your trust and human nature
  • Keys to recognizing social engineering, what it is, how it works, and how to mitigate its effects
  • The three most common methods of attacking the human component of cyber security
  • Why lending someone your phone is the worst possible thing to do
  • The latest tactics, tools, and techniques used by successful hackers
    • Useful website links and reference materials
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This informative session is best suited for employees, management, and leadership seeking current information, tactics, and tools to ensure a safer cyber security environment. Anyone who has digital information worth protecting and the willingness to protect it will benefit. A technical background is not necessary for this course.

SPEAKER:  Brian Self, Brian Self Consulting

Brian Self is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ethical hacker, and professional speaker. He has been in information security for over 15 years and in IT for over 20. He has been a professional penetration tester (offensive security), security engineer, compliance subject matter expert (SME), IT security architect, and consultant in a variety of security domains.