Despite deploying robust information security programs, tools and technologies, both proactive social engineering testing and real-world attacks have repeatedly demonstrated how such investments can often be circumvented by exploiting human nature.
King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Allied InfoSecurity announced that it will be presenting its Social Engineering expertise to the (ISC)² Security Congress in Philadelphia, PA, on Monday, September 10th. “Social Engineering Threats – Tales from the Trenches” will be the focus of presenter Michael McKinley, Chief Operating Officer, Allied InfoSecurity, Inc.
“Despite significant efforts in deploying robust information security programs, tools and technologies, both proactive social engineering testing and real-world attacks have repeatedly demonstrated how such investments can often be circumvented by exploiting human nature,” says Mr. McKinley. “In an increasingly information-technology-centric workplace,” he continues, “this ‘weakest link’ in the security posture of many organizations is often insufficiently addressed by management. Traditional penetration testing and vulnerability assessments are not capturing these risks.”
Mr. McKinley’s diverse career as an intelligence officer, security practitioner, corporate controller and entrepreneur gives him a keen understanding of the vital role that the “people side of security” plays in enterprise and organizational risk management. “Having been directly involved in dozens of social engineering and physical security assessments, Mike may not have seen it all—but he sure has seen a lot,” says Al Teufel, President & CEO, Allied InfoSecurity, “and the insights and lessons he has drawn from these experiences are well worth hearing.” Mr. Teufel continues, “Practitioners won’t have any trouble at all applying these lessons to their organizations’ environments.”
The 2nd Annual (ISC)² Security Congress will be co-located with the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar & Exhibits. Conference attendees will have access to educational opportunities that cover the breadth of traditional and information security disciplines, as well as networking opportunities. The (ISC)² Security Congress 2012 will convene in Philadelphia on September 10-13.
About Allied InfoSecurity
Established in 2006, Allied InfoSecurity is an independent company focused on security and staffed by certified security professionals. As a consulting and outsourcing provider, it helps businesses to improve and manage information security programs, mitigate risk, and respond to regulatory and marketplace demands more quickly and effectively than most companies could do on their own.
Allied InfoSecurity offers a full range of information security capabilities and services that address business processes, technology, and the human element of security. Just as important, its partnership approach to delivering services provides easy, flexible access to the full breadth of its expertise.
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