ISSA Hampton Roads – On Machine Learning in Psyops & Social Engineering



Machine learning (ML) is arguably the most potent advancement in technology since atomic fission with similar benefit and risk extremes. The outcome driven nature of machine learning allows computers to rapidly test theories to find pathways to support specific goals. These approaches applied to social engineering can be used to manipulate human factors for purposes including cybersecurity breach. This session will cover the philosophies, strategies and tactics used to accomplish a successful campaign to recruit human assets to a cause. Factors to mitigate risk in these advanced social engineering attacks will also be examined.

Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US Naval Postgraduate School. After leaving active duty, he was a contributing product reviewer for InfoWorld magazine focusing on network security products. Charles spent 7 years running Herring Consulting, a company dedicated to process orchestration, data sharing, and marketing. In 2012, Charles joined the Lancope team as a pre-sales engineer, promoted to Consulting Security Architect and later as Strategic Account Manager.

WitFoo is built by veterans of the military, law enforcement and cyber security, WitFoo is dedicated to delivering sustained success to the practitioners of cyber security operations. Hundreds of hours of ongoing research in the trenches with analysts, investigators, managers and executives led to the forming of WitFoo and the subsequent work. We arm the good guys with better gear to win in cyber warfare.

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM – Meet, Greet and Network

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM – Speakers Presentation and Q&A

6:45 PM – 7:30 PM – ISSA-HR Business Meeting

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Oct 05 2021


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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