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Social engineering

Social engineering (SE) is defined as any act that uses persuasion strategies to influence individuals to take an action that may or may not be in their best interests. Cyberadversaries are increasingly using SE in their attacks to develop trust relationships with potential targets and then deceive them into revealing sensitive information (passwords), obtain unauthorized access (to restricted areas, servers, etc.), or commit fraud (via phishing or spreading disinformation).

Learn more about our SE events

Educator Workshop (Fall and Spring) – open to educators at high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Summer SE competition – open to students at high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Collegiate SECTF – open only to students at the undergraduate levels.