Passive Resistance: Bucking the Trend in Phishing Awareness

Thursday, June 04 | 1:00PM–1:30PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Standard Presentation
Phishing, the weapon of choice for attackers, is on everyone's mind. The trend is to phish your own users in the hope of increasing awareness; however, new research shows phish testing yields low value. In contrast, OSU and CWRU have pivoted to "social engineering Aikido." Come learn alternatives to reduce the impact of phishing while promoting trust.

Outcomes: Understand how to implement a human sensor network to identify social engineering/phishing attacks * Identify key strategies for engaging victims * Leave with a ready-to-deploy action plan, complete with marketing tools and operations examples


  • Dave Nevin

    Asst Professor, Practice | Director Oregon Research & Teaching SOC, Oregon State University
  • Tom Siu

    Chief Information Security Officer, Michigan State University