In the video above, Christina talks about social engineers, the vulnerabilities they can uncover using social media, targeting and profiling.
Christina Lekati is a psychologist and a social engineer.
With her background and degree in psychology, she learned the mechanisms of behavior, motivation, decision making, as well as manipulation and deceit. She became particularly interested in human dynamics and passionate about social engineering.
She pursued later a master’s degree in International Business. True to her passion, her thesis on social engineering strategies earned her a distinction during her master studies.
Contrary to typical career paths, her history and involvement in the cybersecurity field started quite early in her life. Being raised by George Lekatis, a sought-after cyber security expert, she found herself magnetized by the security field at a very young age. Growing up, she was able to get involved in different projects that were often beyond her age, that gave her an edge in her own knowledge and experience.
Christina has participated among other things in penetration tests, in training to companies and organizations, and in needs and vulnerability assessments.
She is working with Cyber Risk GmbH as a social engineering expert and trainer.
Christina is the main developer of the social engineering training programs provided by Cyber Risk GmbH. Those programs are intertwining the lessons learned from real life cases and previous experiences with the fields of cybersecurity, psychology and counterintelligence. They often cover unique aspects while their main goal is to inspire delegates with a sense of responsibility and a better relationship with security.
Being committed to sharing knowledge and expertise, Christina is also a speaker. She participates in a variety of cyber security events, raising awareness and educating people on social engineering techniques and the psychological elements involved in human hacking.
Below, you can find a sample video from one of her speaking engagements where she talks about the vulnerabilities social engineers uncover using social media, and how targeting and profiling victims can be done.
For updates, news, and insights, you can follow her on Twitter: @ChristinaLekati
Cyber Risk GmbH has been established in Horgen, Switzerland, by George Lekatis, a well-known expert in risk management and compliance.
George is the general manager of Compliance LLC, incorporated in Wilmington NC and offices in Washington DC, a provider of risk and compliance training and executive coaching in 36 countries.
Several business units of Compliance LLC are very successful associations that offer standard, premium and lifetime membership, weekly or monthly updates, training, certification, Authorized Certified Trainer (ACT) programs, and other services to their members.
George is the president of the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals (IARCP, https://www.risk-compliance-association.com). Over 42’800 members and registered users receive his weekly newsletter. He was in charge of the team that developed the Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) program. Companies and organizations like Accenture, USAA etc. consider the CRCMP a preferred certificate.
George is a sought-after expert on Basel III, especially where international firms and financial conglomerates have to develop controls and systems to comply with multiple laws and regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Basel III Accord and the Solvency II Directive. He is the president of the Basel iii Compliance Professionals Association (BiiiCPA, https://www.basel-iii-association.com), the largest association of Basel iii professionals in the world.
George has more than 20,000 hours experience as a seminar leader. He has provided training and executive coaching in information security and risk management to many leading global organizations, in 36 countries. You can find some testimonials at: https://www.cyber-risk-gmbh.com/George_Lekatis_Testimonials.pdf
George holds a Master of Laws in international business law from the University of London (Queen Mary, UCL). He started his career as a mathematician. He also holds 60 professional certificates in information security, risk management, and IT.
He has become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CISSP lead instructor, Steganography Investigator, Internet Security Systems (ISS) Certified in Internet Scanner, Database Scanner and System Scanner, Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). As an expert witness and litigation consultant, he is qualified to investigate and testify about risk and compliance management standards and due diligence in firms and organizations.
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