2024 Session
Fiesta 5
10:45 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday, September 25
The Psychology of Vishing

Vishing, is a sophisticated form of social engineering where scammers use phone calls to deceive individuals into divulging sensitive information by gaining their trust and then exploiting their weaknesses. While phishing has been the primary focus as the top vector used by attackers, vishing (voice phishing) is rapidly rising as one of the most damaging forms of attack. This talk will dive into the specific tactics and techniques used by attackers to bypass their cybersecurity defenses. By understanding how attackers manipulate human psychology, organizations can implement targeted security measures and training programs to mitigate these risks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the emerging threat of vishing as a sophisticated form of social engineering
  • Gain insights into the psychological manipulation strategies employed by vishers to gain trust and extract sensitive information from targets
  • Understand how to mitigate the risks posed by vishing to individuals and organizations
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