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Hacking 101: Social Engineering

Event Details

August 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SecureSet Colorado Springs
523 S Cascade Ave #140
Colorado Springs CO 80903
(800) 445-0024 ext. 2

Free / person

Hacking 101: Social Engineering

This 101 teaches attendees common social engineering techniques and how one can effectively deal with them. Social Engineering refers to the psychological manipulation of people for the purpose of getting them to give up confidential information. Individuals are targeted, and tricked into giving criminals their passwords, bank information, or access to their computers. Social engineering is commonly used because of the ease of exploiting human error compared to the difficulty of attempting to bypass software defenses, which requires big technical skills.

Your instructor for the evening is Erik Henrikson, MBA, CISSP, CSSLP. Erik is currently serving as one of SecureSet’s primary instructors at the Colorado Springs campus. Erik’s extensive background has been primarily spent in the roles of principal software engineer and risk manager with companies such as Dell/EMC. Erik earned his BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M and his MBA in High Technology from Northeastern University.

Suggested Experience
+ Basic programming or networking skills.
+ ZERO security experience required!

What To Bring
+ Laptop & Power Cord
+ Curiosity

Street parking is available for events during business hours (metered and free spots). After business hours the building parking lot is open to all.


Hacking 101 is perfect for cyber-n00bs. These events feature hands-on workshops that are designed to help beginners learn and/or advance their hacking skills. If you’re looking to get a taste of what cybersecurity is all about, then you won’t want to miss these events.

Organizer Info:

SecureSet Academy