Don't Let Social Engineering Attacks Ruin Your Life

January 12, 2022
Hosted by Tyler Cohen Wood

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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

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We live in a fully connected world. We all use and share digital information in our daily activities, in our businesses, with our money, even for our health. I should know. My name is Tyler Cohen Wood. I’m a an award winning cybersecurity expert and former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Intelligence Officer. My professional work helps keep your information secure and private. I know many technology secrets that keep our world safe. But I also have a secret that I share with 25 million other Americans. I suffer from a rare autoimmune disease that has no cure. My life has been disrupted over the past several years looking for answers to save myself, shuffling from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trapped in an endless loop of siloed care that rarely gives answers to unexplained conditions. What I discovered on this tumultuous medical journey would change the course of my life, and in turn, give me the opportunity to bring my cybersecurity knowledge and my patient experience together. I’ve launched My Connected Life: Digital Health Disrupted, a talk show about the business of digital health. I’ll take you on a journey to better understand how to improve the patient experience, protect the privacy of our digital health information, and keep our cyber connected lives safe. Each week we’ll learn more about the latest digital trends to keep the cybersecurity of the entire healthcare ecosystem (and our sensitive medical data) within our control. The business of digital health is our business. I believe it’s time we learn to own it.

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Tyler Cohen Wood

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.

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