(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter Announces Steve Schwed, Manager Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications Inc. As Speaker at Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017

(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter, is excited to announce Steve Schwed, Manager Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications Inc. as a speaker for its annual Social Engineering Prevention Conference SECON2017 held May 25, 2017 at New Jersey City University.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The conference offers two keynote presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops, and "hands-on" exercises on social engineering. The program includes two Keynote CISO panels and a lively discussion on social engineering impact on security. Attendees will learn about implications of social engineering and mitigating strategies. Members of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) will be on hand to answer questions or concerns.

Social engineering is pervasive and this conference has something for both business and technical attendees. Learn how to protect yourself, family and business from the dangers of social engineering.

Steve's involvement with telecommunications fraud began in 2013 while working as a Process Manager in the VZW Customer Service Department and was tasked with addressing issues related to Loss and Policy. Steve officially joined Verizon's Fraud Strategy Team in 2015. He is a member of various GSMA Forums and currently is a member of the CFCA and chairs the CFCA Consumer Education Committee.

"Consumer education is the single most important element in any fraud strategy. If consumers are not prepared to protect themselves from those who are using Social Engineering of varying types to gain access to their information, then we might as well leave the doors to our homes wide open and put a sign on the front lawn inviting criminals to stop in and browse for anything that they like.  As good as a company's  fraud prevention strategy may be, you still  have a responsibility to help your customers understand how to protect themselves, avoid hours and hours of work that is required to resolve identity breaches  and help your organization minimize losses. At a minimum, we need to be good corporate citizens and help our customers protect themselves. " said Steve Schwed, Manager Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications Inc.

Other significant speakers include:

  • Arvin Bansal, Director Cyber Security Strategy and Risk, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Chris Novell, Independent Researcher, LeagueofLearners.com
  • John Leo, FBI Supervisory Agent Computer Network Intrusion Investigations, FBI
  • Jay Ferron, Principal at Interactive Security Training
  • Rashaad Bajwa, President of Domain Computer Services, Inc.
  • Stephen (Steve) Schwed, Manager Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Tom Brennan, Director, McAfee
  • Thomas Ryan, Security Subject Matter Expert for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fortify

"As systems security is hardened hackers target employees through phishing emails to trick them, because there is no patch for human trust," said Niloufer Tamboly, Membership Director of (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter.

Registrations are open for General Admission and Students https://se-conference.org/

About (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter

(ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Our chapter's mission is to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas, and encourage community outreach efforts, for advancement of information security practice and awareness in our society. We also strive to provide enjoyable opportunities for professional networking and growth.

Media Contact: Yolanda Baker, CISA, (ISC)2, Phone (646) 883-6815, press@isc2chapternj.org

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