IT Security

Social engineering and data protection in the hybrid work era

Published on November 02, 2022

Picnic Corporation founder and CEO Matt Polak discusses social engineering with analyst John Donegan. Among other topics, Polak covers the expanding attack surface, data protection at the corporate and individual levels, and the future of social engineering attacks.


    • What is social engineering?
    • Common attack vectors
    • How organizations can protect their attack surface
    • New threats, data brokers, and the ADPPA
    • Ransomware payment bans at the state level
    • The future of social engineering
    • Malicious insiders
    • Best practices for data protection
    • The metaverse
    • Data brokers, social media companies, and regulation
John Donegan

John Donegan

Enterprise Analyst, ManageEngine

John is an Enterprise Analyst at ManageEngine. He covers infosec, cybersecurity, and public policy, addressing technology-related issues and their impact on business. Over the past fifteen years, John has worked at tech start-ups, as well as B2B and B2C enterprises. He has presented his research at five international conferences, and he has publications from Indiana University Press, Intellect Books, and dozens of other outlets. John holds a B.A. from New York University, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. from Boston University.

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