Joe’s IBM Content Ahead of RSA

Joe’s IBM Content Ahead of RSA

Hello everyone! I just wanted to bring your attention to a few links with IBM Security involving my speaking engagement at RSA Conference next week in San Francisco.

RSA Conference specific information

My talk at RSA Conference is at 9:15 (Pacific time) on April 19 and is a co-presentation with Rachel Tobac. The title is “Compromising a Fortune 500 Business without Hacking a Thing!” If you are attending RSA, definitely stop by and check it out. We are speaking in Moscone West 2001. Below is the abstract:

A simulated compromise of a Fortune 500 company as part of a social engineering competition will lead to discussion about how data was collected using open source intelligence (OSINT) beyond that of social media and tools. It will identify places to find data, providing insight for more valuable data sources. This will include a demo of OSINT techniques, phishing and a pretexting discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn how to defend against social engineering.
2: Understand the relative ease in collecting open source intelligence (OSINT).
3: Learn more about the tools and techniques used in social engineering.

I am also doing a “Birds of a Feather” session entitled “Hardening the Human Architecture: Mitigating Risk via the Weakest Link” from 12:30 – 1:15 PM (Pacific Time) at Marriot, Golden Gate on April 19. This is FREE for RSA attendees. Here is the abstract:

Social engineering remains the most effective vector in gaining access to organizations of all sizes—ranging from a sole proprietorship to a Fortune 500. We are seeing that technical controls alone are not enough. Come join a discussion of how to balance of mitigating technical controls, training and preparing for response. Attendance is strictly limited to allow for a small group experience.

Between those two engagements, I am looking forward to recording with the Vince in the Bay podcast.

Peerlyst at RSA

If you’re planning on attending RSA or are local to the Bay area, Peerlyst will be hosting talks at their headquarters. I will be presenting 4 talks: 11:30-12:30 and 2:00-5:00 PM on April 18. Here is a link to learn more.

About Joe Gray

Joe Gray joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is currently a Senior Security Architect and maintains his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. In his spare time, Joe enjoys attending information security conferences, contributing blogs to various outlets, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (spoken taps out A LOT!), and flying his drone. Joe is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe has contributed material for the likes of AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.