Mobile, SOC, Social engineering

The Rise of Sim Swapping – Haseeb Awan – PSW #701

July 2, 2021

80% of SIM-Swap attacks are successful. This could lead to greater financial loss and loss of social status since this is where hackers latch onto. The statistics are true and spreading like a wildfire. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

The Rise of Sim Swapping

Guests

Haseeb Awan

Haseeb Awan - CEO at EFANI Inc

CEO and co-founder of EFANI Inc and Bitaccess. He's an Engineer by profession with Master’s in Engineering Management and also has studied Financial Markets from Yale University & holds Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. He is also a Y-Combinator Alumni as well Next Founders & couple of other associations. He is among the earliest entrepreneurs in blockchain space & personal investor in 30+ companies & advisor to over 10 companies.

Hosts

Doug White

Doug White - Professor at Roger Williams University

@dougwhitephd

Doug White is a Cybersecurity professor at Roger Williams University, the President of Secure Technology, and a Security Weekly network host.

Joff Thyer

Joff Thyer - Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security

@joff_thyer

Joff is a Security Analyst for Black Hills Information Security and has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has experience with intrusion detection and prevention systems, penetration testing, engineering network infrastructure defense, and software development.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson - Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security

@tyler_robinson

As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.

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