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Jenny Radcliffe

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The People Patch - Adventures in Social Engineering
Thursday 10:50 - 11:40
Psychology, Security, Human Factor, Culture, Hacking

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Adventures in Social Engineering - Tales of a “People Hacker”

Jenny Radcliffe has spent a lifetime learning how to manipulate the “human element” to gain access to the buildings, data and information.  This fast-paced talk asks whether people are really the "weakest link" in any system and if so, is there any way to "patch them."

A burgular for hire, a con-artist and an expert in the attack mindset, using psychology, deception and persuasion techniques,  she is an ethical Social Engineer, a “people hacker,” hired to smash security measures for organisations of all sizes, without using technical means.

The aim of these activities is educate and train the workforce from the boardroom to the front desk, in how to prevent similar attacks from malicious individuals. Jenny shows businesses how to mitigate themselves from being conned and scammed by those who would use these techniques to cause real disruption and harm.

This talk is an anecdote ridden roller coaster of a tale which takes the audience from the mean streets of Liverpool in the 1980’s to the square mile of London’s financial district and beyond. Of hiding under desks and climbing walls, of picking locks and dumpster diving, of acting skills and quick thinking and of living to tell the tale...just!


Jenny Radcliffe  - aka “The People Hacker”  is an expert in Social Engineering, negotiation, persuasion and influence,  non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from global corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry.

Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes.  She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of these attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.

Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker.  A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, London Fraud Forum, SC Congress,ITWeb) and multiple TEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media.

Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast “The Human Factor” (Itunes) which interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business and life.