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Hacking 101: Social Engineering

Event Details

June 13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SecureSet Tampa
1915 N Ave. Republica De Cuba
Tampa FL 33605

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.

Featuring Stacy M. Arruda, Special Agent FBI

Stacy M. Arruda was designated a Special Agent of the FBI in 1996.  After completing training, she was assigned to the New Orleans Division where she initially worked Asian Organized Crime matters and later Cyber Crime matters.  In October 2003, Special Agent Arruda was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ), Washington, D.C., in the Computer Intrusion Section of the Cyber Division.

SSA Arruda was a Program Manager in the Criminal Computer Intrusion Unit for one year. In this capacity she directed the FBI’s efforts on many large-scale cyber investigations involving Eastern European hacker groups.  In 2004, SSA Arruda was transferred to the Counterterrorism Counterintelligence Computer Intrusion Unit where she was also a program manager over National Security computer intrusion matters. In this capacity, Ms. Arruda represented the FBI’s Cyber interests in the Intelligence community.

Upon completing her assignment at FBIHQ, she was transferred to the Tampa Division as the SSA of the Cyber Crime Squad. In this capacity, Ms. Arruda was responsible for the Cyber Crime Program, which included computer intrusions, Innocent Images, Internet fraud, Identity Theft, and Intellectual Property Rights violations.  Upon completion of her Supervisory term, SA Arruda was re-assigned to the Counterintelligence Squad to work CI matters.

Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Arruda was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Case Manager.  Ms. Arruda has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida International University and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida.

5:00 – 5:30 PM | Networking & Announcements
5:30 – 6:30 PM | Speaker
6:30 – 7:00 PM | Q&A

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

What To Bring:
+ Laptop & Power Cord
+ Curiosity

Public parking is available in the Palm Parking Garage. There are two-hour parking spots available along the street as well. The main entrance to SecureSet is located on the patio at the East side of the old Don Vicente hotel. You will see an open black gate at the back-right corner of the East patio. Take the stairs to the second-floor patio and enter through the French doors.


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