Simulating Social Engineering Attacks

Tuesday, May 02 | 1:00PM–2:30PM | Colorado Ballroom GH, Lower Level 2
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Concurrent Session
Social engineering attacks targeting employees are some of the most prevalent and formidable threats facing higher education. Whether it’s simply phishing for credentials, attempting to initiate fraudulent financial transactions, or delivering malware, faculty, staff, and students are subject to an array of threats that primarily rely on social engineering tactics to deliver their payloads. This session will discuss case studies, training programs, and vendor solutions all geared toward helping organizations identify and train their most vulnerable and valuable resources—students, faculty, and staff. This is a topic specific/intermediate level session.

Outcomes: Learn about panelists’ efforts to combat social engineering–based threats * Hear about tools/platforms for implementing social engineering training programs * Formulate best practices based on the case studies presented


  • Drew Bjerken

  • Kim Cary

    Chief Information Security Officer, Pepperdine University
  • Brad Judy

    Information Security Officer, University of Colorado System
  • Marty Manjak

    Adjunct, School of Business, University at Albany, SUNY