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Wired with Empathy: How Emotional Intelligence Transforms Cybersecurity Strategies cyber resilience cyber security challenges emotional firewalls emotional intelligence

As I was figuring out how to get from my hotel to the conference venue, I was struggling with Google maps. I mean, Google has a sense of direction, but Nadja much less so. Eventually, I found my way and noticed the big construction building just beside the conference with a line. That must be it!...

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Nadja El Fertasi Talks Social Engineering, Cyber Risk, and Emotional Firewalls on the Cyber Crime Junkies Podcast" cyber security challenges emotional intelligence social engineering

In this age of advanced technology, where machines are becoming increasingly intelligent, a paradox emerges: as our tools grow smarter, we, as humans, are often left more vulnerable. Social engineering – a burgeoning threat in our digital lives – is a testament to this irony. It's a...

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The Human Factor in Cybersecurity: Building Emotional Firewalls Against Social Engineering cyber security challenges online fraud prevention scam prevention social engineering

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, social engineering continues to be a significant bottleneck for businesses globally, often leading to some of the most consequential data breaches. Despite advances in technology and cybersecurity measures, the human element remains the weakest...

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Emotional Firewalls Against Social Engineering Scams: The Art of Preparedness cyber security challenges emotional firewalls emotional intelligence

Today's event is a part of a three-event series, designed to provide you a glimpse into my work beyond mere words. We’re diving into the intersection of social engineering, scams, and emotional intelligence in a safe and engaging environment.

My journey began with nearly two decades at...

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Emotional Firewalls: A Pioneering Approach to Counter Cyber Crime Scams cyber security challenges emotional firewalls emotional intelligence

In today's digital age, scams and manipulations have grown more sophisticated, aiming not just at our devices but also our emotions. While technology pushes forward, human alertness has never been as important as it is today. This gave rise to 'Emotional Firewalls', an innovative concept that...

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The Triple Win: How Emotional Intelligence Can Defend Against Scams cyber security challenges emotional firewalls fraud prevention

Imagine you're walking through a bustling marketplace. A pickpocket attempts to steal your wallet but fails because you've secured it in your zipped pocket. That's good judgment. Now, what if you could apply the same principles, albeit emotionally, to prevent falling for a scam? Emotional...

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Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap and Building a Resilient Workforce: A Guide for Chief People Officers cyber security challenges diversity & inclusion employee retention

In the ever-evolving digital age, the role of Chief People Officers (CPOs) has undergone a remarkable transformation. As stewards of their organization's most valuable asset—their people—HR leaders are navigating through a complex landscape of challenges. The digital hybrid working...

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Tech, Policy, and Society: Protecting Women in the Digital Age cyber security challenges diversity & inclusion women in cyber security

Europe stands at a crossroads. The dual trials of a post-pandemic recovery and societal reformation serve both as challenges and opportunities. These are further complicated by global issues such as the persistent conflict in Ukraine and an escalating climate crisis, all of which are intensified...

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Readiness through Emotional Firewalls: A Leadership Lens cyber security challenges emotional firewalls readiness

As a C-suite leader, you may be confronted with the folowing scenario: an imminent cyber threat poised to disrupt your daily business operations. Your IT teams could detect unusual activities indicating an impending attack - a realization that arrives too late, as digital intruders might have...

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