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SECON 2017 – Social Engineering Impacts Security

May 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Region 1, IEEE North Jersey, IEEE New Jersey Coast, IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey, IEEE New York

The New Jersey Chapter of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)², is organizing SECON 2017 – Social Engineering Impacts Security, a one-day symposium that is being held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. The program consists of five parallel tracks on prevention, detection, mitigation, response and recovery educational programs for emerging issues facing today’s businesses, governments, educators, and cyber security practitioners. The best of processes, frameworks, devices, and applications can be compromised if the people managing and using them are social-engineered. This conference is to highlight how easily people can be manipulated and how to avoid falling prey. Leaders in the industry present insights, and discuss and exchange innovative, future focused ideas and solutions to address technical and business related social engineering. Highlights include: Learning about CEO Fraud/Whaling (non-technical Social Engineering), Ransomware, Interactive Social Engineering sessions, Social Engineering Video Contest, Social Engineering Toolkits, IoT, Fraud, legal and compliance, SE perpetrated against individuals, and a CISO panel discussing impacts of SE on corporations. For details on the program agenda, speakers, and to register for the event, please click the link


IEEE members receive a $20 discount on the regular registration rate ($100); the student registration rate is $40. Please register on the SECON site http://se-conference.org and use the following special code for registration to get the IEEE discount:


The conference features the following keynote Speakers:

  • Marlene N. Allison, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Michael Geraghty, Director – NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
  • Rohyt Belani, Co-Founder and CEO, PhishMe, Inc.
  • Jay Ferron, Principal, Interactive Security Training
  • Robert Wood, Head of Trust and Security, Nuna
  • Rashaad Bajwa, President, Domain Computer Services, Inc.
  • Thomas Ryan, Security Subject Matter Expert, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fortify
  • Stephen Schwed, Manager, Long Term Fraud Strategy, Verizon Communications
  • Tom Brennan, Director, McAfee
  • Wyman Miles, Chief Information Security Officer, Cornell University
  • Arvin Bansal, Director, Cyber Security Strategy and Risk, Verizon Communications
  • Rich Mikelinich, Chief Information Security Officer, Yale University
  • Nasir Memon, Associate Dean for Online Learning, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Marty Leidner, Chief Information Security Officer, Rockefeller University
  • Christopher Frenz, Director of Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center
  • Sean Auriti, Founder, Coderbounty, Inc.
  • Evin Hernandez, Vice-President, NY/NJ OWASP Chapter
  • Humberto Hilario, Director of Education, PC AGE Career Institute
  • Ken Fishkin, Director, Cohn-Reznick Cybersecurity


The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)², is a non-profit organization which specializes in information security education and certifications. It has been described as the “world’s largest IT security organization”. The most widely known certification offered by (ISC)² is the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey


May 25, 2017
8:30 am - 5:30 pm



IEEE Region 1 Website