Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management , Social Engineering

Defending Against Socially Engineered Scams

Professor Ron Woerner on Taking the Right Steps
Ron Woerner, cybersecurity professor, Bellevue University

Cybersecurity professor Ron Woerner defines “unfluence” as the negative side of influence. He describes the principles of influence and psychology and how black hat hackers use them on their victims - and how to defend against these tactics.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Woerner discusses:

  • The psychology of fraud, persuasion and scam techniques;
  • Strategies to defend against socially engineered schemes;
  • How organizations can build and maintain resilience.

Woerner has over 20 years of IT and security experience as a consultant, keynote speaker, teacher, blogger and podcaster. As president and chief security evangelist of Cyber-AAA LLC, he delivers awareness, risk assessments and advice to organizations of all sizes. Woerner also teaches at Bellevue University, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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