So you're interested in social engineering? The very first steps
08-16, 16:00–16:45 (Europe/Berlin), Milliways
Language: English

So you're interested in social engineering? The very first steps

It is well known that humans are the weakest link in information security.
Social engineering has emerged as a means to influence and manipulate individuals to achieve desired outcomes. In this presentation, we delve into the realm of social engineering, exploring the art of behavior alteration, manipulation and persuasive communication.

We will provide a general introduction to social engineering and guide the audience in the very first steps to actually start training this skill in a safe and responsible manner that will allow you to get a taste of social engineering by slightly altering your behaviour and still staying (mostly) legal

We will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to social engineering
- Using OSINT to collect initial information
- Creating pretext
- Fundamental principles of human behavior and decision-making
- Leveraging social normativity in persuasive interactions
- Building rapport and trust
- Exploiting trust
- Practical exercises in everyday life

Kirils Solovjovs is an IT policy activist, bug bounty hunter, and the most visible white-hat hacker in Latvia having discovered and responsibly disclosed or reported multiple security vulnerabilities in information systems of both national and international significance. He has extensive experience in social engineering, penetration testing, network flow analysis, reverse engineering, and the legal dimension.

He has developed the jailbreak tool for Mikrotik RouterOS, as well as created e-Saeima, helping the Latvian Parliament become the first parliament in the world that is prepared for a fully remote legislative process.