Seminar: A Measurement-based approach to combat Social Engineering Attacks on the Internet
Thursday March 2nd, 2023
Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Social Engineering (SE) attacks is a term generally used to denote a broad category of cyber-attacks in which criminals coax users into initiating insecure actions often leading to enormous financial and data losses for individuals as well as organizations. These SE attacks are particularly painful as they brazenly target the most vulnerable populations in the society such as older-aged adults. Aligning with the continued growth of the internet and computing systems into all facets of our daily lives, SE attacks have also been growing both in scope and size. This talk will motivate a measurement-based approach for developing technologies to combat these unyielding attacks. With the help of my past research works, I will outline different measurement vantage points useful for conducting this research. These points span areas such as prevalent SE defenses, SE attack marketplaces as well as the SE attacks themselves.
Krishna Phani Kumar Vadrevu