Masterclass: Social Engineering

Wednesday 21 September 2016

BDO LLP, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4DL

Fraudsters are increasingly using a form of psychological manipulation to obtain details and to encourage victims to perform actions unwittingly, which ultimately leads to financial losses. This is now commonly known as “social engineering”.

If most of us now hit the delete button when we see the email regarding the “unclaimed lottery win” or a long-lost relative, or the banking requests from foreign royalty, then why is social engineering still on the increase?

Is our ever-increasing reliance on social media and the internet increasing our risk to an attack? In this masterclass we will hear from Dr Chris Street, a leader in this field who will be considering social engineering, why we don’t always spot the people who are lying to us, and how to spot social engineering attempts. We will also hear about the impact of social engineering and the learning points we could all put to use.

The masterclass is free for YHFF and other Fraud Forum members.