Thought Leadership & Proven Expertise

Hard-hitting, actionable talks from global experts on all things social engineering, including: behavior, security awareness, business acumen, communication, and more!


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Perry Carpenter

Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4

Perry Carpenter (author of, "Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us About Driving Secure Behaviors" from Wiley Publishing) currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world's most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

Previously, Perry led security awareness, security culture management, and anti-phishing behavior management research at Gartner Research, in addition to covering areas of IAM strategy, CISO Program Management mentoring, and Technology Service Provider success strategies. With a long career as a security professional and researcher, Mr. Carpenter has broad experience in North America and Europe, providing security consulting and advisory services for many of the best-known global brands.

Perry holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Vermont and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).

Combating Cognitive Bias: a needed next-step for humanity and society
This session is less about security and more about humanity. It's about the fact that we are all subject to biases. We've seen the tragic effects of these biases in both the US and around the world. So how can we combat bias in our own lifes, help others confront their biases, and move forward?

Drew Rose

Living Security

Drew is a CISSP with a Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity who
has spent years building and optimizing security programs in the
public and private sectors. While serving in the military, Drew
learned effective strategies for fighting cybercrime and earned a
top-level security rating in the U.S. government. At Living Security,
Drew applies his in-depth knowledge to reducing enterprise and
personal risk by designing science-based, collaborative security
awareness programs.

What if You're Measuring the Wrong Thing?
Phishing reports have become the standard for measuring security awareness, and yet breaches keep happening. Something is broken. Knowing how to recognize a phishing attempt is a tiny part of creating a security-focused culture and protecting your business from attacks.


Christopher Hadnagy

Chief Human Hacker at Social-Engineer, LLC

Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. During Chris’ 17 years in the information security industry, he created the world’s first social engineering framework and newsletter, as well as hosted the first social engineering based podcast.