Cybersecurity Awarness Discussion: Deceptioneering: Exploring How Humans are Wired for Deception

Session Description: No matter how much security technology we purchase, we still face a fundamental security problem: people. Using examples from magic, mentalism, pick-pocketing and hypnosis, this interactive session will explore how and why humans are so susceptible to deception and manipulation. 

By providing some basic understanding into our own inclinations and predispositions, this session will provide some ideas on how human nature can be used against us. Key topics will include understanding perception vs. reality, how to create a cult (and make people believe anything) in three easy steps, and what it all implies.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Oct 07 2016
9:00 AM
End Time:
Oct 07 2016
11:00 AM
William B. Travis Building Phone: 512-475-0222 Email:

‚ÄčGovernor Abbott has declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the state of Texas. DIR is hosting speaker sessions that focus on information security. These sessions are open to ALL employees at state agencies and institutions of higher education.