Don't Let Social Engineering Attacks Ruin Your Life
January 12, 2022
Hosted by Tyler Cohen Wood
In 2021, 98% of successful cyber attacks were caused by social engineering. At the same time, social engineering threats also rose by an astounding 270% in 2021. This means that social engineering is one of the biggest threats to cybersecurity and one of the hardest to combat. But first off, what exactly is social engineering and why is it so successful? What are the most successful social engineering tactics and what can we expect to see in the near future? With social engineering being so prolific, what are the steps we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our businesses from falling victim to these attacks? For this episode, we're joined by Marilise de Villiers Basson, the founder & CEO of ROAR! and cyber gurus Rob May and Scott Schober to answer these questions and discuss everything social engineering, from the good to the bad, and show you how we can shield ourselves from the social engineering onslaught.
My Connected Life
Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Everything in our lives is connected to cyber and cybersecurity. This show will help you connect the dots, the cyber dots of your life, so you know how to protect yourself, your family, your health, your finances, your business and your virtual life out there in the connected world. This is the number one issue of our times. How do we know who owns our personal information, who secures it, how it’s shared, and who has control of it?
My Connected Life will help you navigate the world of cyber and offer solutions to your most pressing tech questions. We will discuss the good, the bad and the downright terrifying. Our goal is to support you to make choices, decisions and ultimately give you the information you need to know so you can connect your own cyber dots, now and into the future. Tune in LIVE every Wednesday at 11 AM Eastern Time, 8 AM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Tyler Cohen Wood
Tyler Cohen Wood is an internationally recognized cybersecurity influencer with over 20 years of highly technical experience, including 13 spent serving the US Department of Defense. As a keynote speaker, 3-time author, national security expert and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk and national security. She has been recognized as: Onalytica’s 2021 Top 10 cybersecurity keynote speakers, Cybercrime Magazine’s Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow in 2021 and The Awards Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 b. Tyler was Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division and a Senior Intelligence Officer at the US Defense Intelligence Agency. While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions affecting current and future intelligence programs. Tyler has helped the White House, DoD and the intel community thwart many threats to US cyber security. Her latest book is Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life. Tyler has presented keynotes for companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 100. Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest on national and local media. She's been featured on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, FOX News, CNN, NBC, WGN, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post, among others.