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“Go Dox Yourself:” Practical Security Awareness Training

News reports on “doxxing,” the practice of researching private or identifying information about someone online (typically with the intent to publicize it) have increased exponentially over the last several years. While most of these reports focus on exposed individuals involved in high-profile or controversial current events, these same investigative methods are used by attackers every day when researching targets for tailoring spearphishes and vulnerabilities.

Since many of the public records and social media resources used for this research fall outside the scope of the workplace, keeping corporate users safe requires arming them with education they can keep using when they leave the office. This session will provide an introduction to doxxing, what tools attackers reach for first, and how having your users research themselves as an attacker would teaches valuable skills to make them a harder target.