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(ISC)2 Security Congress 2022

2101801 - Mentalism, Magic & CyberSecurity

Oct 11, 2022 2:45pm ‐ Oct 11, 2022 3:45pm


Mentalism, the art of manipulation, has been practiced by magicians, fraudsters and con artists throughout history. Cybercriminals and terrorists use it to hurt consumers. Mentalism elicits reactions to guarantee a cybercriminal's success and your downfall. This session will demonstrate mentalism, its effects and changes that security professionals must make.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand, rationalize and prevent social engineering by looking at mentalism.
  • Demonstrate how mentalism be used to re-program people to prevent social engineering.
  • List the ways magicians and social engineers can manipulate and deceive a victim into doing something they wouldn't normally do.


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