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Rachel Tobac – Exploiting Trust: The Human Element of Security

October 25, 2021 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm CDT

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The UW-Oshkosh Women’s Center and the Thompson Center are pleased to welcome Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security and white hat hacker. Security protocols are often built on trust, which can be exploited by hackers. From email to phone communications, attackers study how to insert themselves within your trusted circle and protocols to leverage that trust against you. This keynote will dive into the anatomy of trust exploitation in real world social engineering attacks, walk through step-by-step examples of attacks happening during COVID-19, and the steps you can take to protect your data, money, security, and privacy from real world attackers, even during a global crisis.

Rachel Tobac is the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy where she works to advance women to lead in the fields. Tobac has shared her real life social engineering stories with NPR, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The New York Times, Business Insider, CNN, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and many more.

Cosponsors include the UWO Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, UW System Women and Science Program, UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, UWO Department of Computer Science, UWO Women’s Advocacy Council, and UWO Department of Public Administration.

To join the Zoom event, visit the UW–Oshkosh Women’s Center website.


October 25, 2021
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm CDT