Social Engineering Trends

Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Every day, we are confronted with social engineering in one form or another. Some types are not as dangerous or malicious as others. Regardless, all social engineering attempts have one goal, to influence your actions or decisions. This program provides you with insight into the various ways that a social engineer will strike, both in-person and online. You are introduced to the dangerous role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays. And yes, you are confronted with social engineering every day. The intended outcome can be a click of your mouse, persuasion, poor decision, or unauthorized access. The end result can be data loss, financial loss, reputational damage, or even physical injury. We will explain how social engineers work and the tools that they use to craft their attempts. Often, we give away the information too willingly. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the various components of an attack and how to successfully deter them.


  • Learn what a deepfake is and why it is so alarming
  • Name the one common factor that every social engineer leverages
  • Learn how to ask the right questions before falling for an attempt
  • Understand the various ways that you can be attacked
  • Hear why we make it so easy for them for them to be successful

Attendee Profile
This program is valuable for all levels of management and employees, from the front line to the CEO.

Randy Phillips is the founder of VirtuSec LLC and is a sought-after consultant in the financial services industry. Randy began his career in financial institution security while still employed as a police investigator in New York State. His career in law enforcement provided his first exposure to the world of corporate security and financial crimes. This exposure would shape his career path from then on. For several years he juggled two careers, pursuing bank robbers as a police officer, and then teaching financial institution employees about dealing with those very people. His dual careers have provided much insight and experience into the world of fraud, embezzlement, and ethics investigations. He has honed his skills in physical risk assessment and risk mitigation and has administered all levels of security for a financial institution. 

Fee Per Person (Available OnDemand access through September 29, 2021)
Member $99        
Nonmember $199