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Persistent Mobile Device Threats and Propagation via Artificial Intelligence

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am PDT

The objective of this course is to instruct and advise attendees on what types of persistent threats are out there targeting their mobile devices in order to 1). Take over financial accounts, 2). Breach personal and/or business emails, 3). Target the individual for a scam, 4). Inject ransomware or conduct a full system takeover of their device to achieve all 4 objectives. Many of these techniques are now facilitated and aided by Artificial Intelligence. Attendees will learn about modern day scams facing businesses and individuals as well as mitigation strategies, social engineering attacks and will finish off with several case studies.


  1. What is a mobile device threat and how does it affect me?
  2. Breakdown of different types of mobile device scams:
    • Sim swapping/hijacking
    • Phishing texts and emails
    • Vhishing and Smishing
    • Man-in-the-middle attack
    • Bluetooth and WiFi attacks
    • Device spoofing
    • Ransomware
  3. Best practices on securing your mobile device and its contents
  4. Current scams facing business and individuals and mitigation strategies
  5. Social engineering attacks and defenses
  6. Case studies

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: A native of Eastern Tennessee, SME is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and an Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and investigations expert who specializes in SME is a former Navy Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician and transitioned into the private sector offering collaborative attitude and expertise to support a variety of organizations, both public and private in implementing better cybersecurity.

Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.

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