August 27, 2018

Deconstructing Social Engineering: Avoid Becoming a Cybercrime Victim – Attend 3rd Annual Cybercrime Summit


Chris Kayser
Founder, President and CEO
Cybercrime Analytics Inc.

Chris Kayser is the Founder, President and CEO of Cybercrime Analytics Inc., a Calgary-based cybercrime consulting and research company. His 25+ years in the computer field, 15 years in the financial services industry, plus research and work in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity continue to make him a sought after consultant, researcher and presenter.

As cybercrime rates continued to escalate, he observed how cybercriminals were utilizing advanced computer technology to attack individuals, organizations, and governments. Due to a lack of qualified cybercriminologists to counter the rapid rise in cybercrime, Chris commenced an intensive study program to address these issues. He earned a Master of Criminal Justice with a Subconcentration in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity, a Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity from Boston University, is an Access Data certified examiner, and a member of the Honors Society of Criminal Justice – Alpha Phi Sigma.

He is an active member of CATAAlliance, the eCrime Cyber Council, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), SERENE-RISC, ISACA (Information Systems Audit andControl Association) and holds a Chartered Market Technician certification from the Market Technicians Association. He is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime, and the author of “How to Master an Online Degree – A Guide to Success” that is recommended reading for a number of university-level courses.

Chris has co-authored research papers in the field of cybercriminology. He recently introduced a new theory (RESCAT) explaining the importance of social engineering as it relates to cybercrime, and continues to research many topics related to cybercriminology.

Social engineering is used by cybercriminals to lure victims into sending them their confidential data, infecting their computers with malware or opening links to infected sites, and often do so by personalizing their attack and using non-technological means to do so.

Watch this 8-minute briefing as Chris Kayser, Cybercriminologist and Founder, President, and CEO of Cybercrime Analytics Inc. provides a brief overview of some of the common social engineering techniques being used by today’s cybercriminal and offers easy-to-follow advice on ways in which every person can better prevent becoming a victim.

Mr. Kayser is a valued member of the eCrime Cyber Council: a joint advisory body formed in collaboration between the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and CATAAlliance. Social Engineering is one of the many cybercrime-related topics being addressed at the 3rd Annual International Policing Cybercrime Summit (#IPCS2018)

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EPIC AWARDS – Nominations open until September 21

The newly launched EPIC Awards recognizing Excellence in Prevention and Investigation of Cybercrime are accepting nominations until September 21 and being presented at the 3rd Annual International Policing Cybercrime Summit in Fredericton, NB, this November 5-7.

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Live Interactive Video Webcast Exploring the Modernization of Digital Investigations

On September 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST, join Adam Belsher, CEO of Magnet Forensics, in a live, interactive video webcast hosted by CATAAlliance Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes, where Mr. Belsher will share the company’s vision for police agencies in Canada to leverage people, processes and technology to tackle the growing digital evidence challenge as it pertains to investigations with evidence from smartphones, computers, IoT devices and cloud-based services.

In this innovative, 60-minute videoconference-style briefing, participants will be offered a detailed PowerPoint-enabled presentation followed by an interactive Q&A session with Mr. Belsher. Contact Kevin Wennekes at indicating your interest in participating and access preference i.e. video, telephone, livestream.

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