T06: 10 Things you need to know to protect yourself and your company from cyber attacks

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 17:00 – 21:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time - Gothenburg, Sweden)
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Abbas Moallem (short bio)

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University, USA



Every day the number of ransomware, identity thefts, credit card fraud, email message hacking, etc. grows and costs individuals and institutions both short-term and long-term loss.

The press is full of reports of data center breaches that result in loss of intellectual property, trade secrets, and/or customer data and affect the company’s reputation.

Successful cyber protection at the individual level or enterprise level is not possible without having well-trained people who are aware of security risks and are knowledgeable enough to make sound judgments when they are confronted with cyber-attacks such as phishing or fraudulent phone calls. The active involvement of employees and their awareness are paramount to a company’s security compliance.

The objective of this tutorial is to cover 10 important areas of cybersecurity risks and teach attendees about protective measures.

After the completion of this training, session participants will learn practical ways of dealing with cyber-attacks, and a list of actions to take to protect themselves at both the individual and the company level.


Content and Benefits:

  1. Trust
  2. Authentication
  3. Privacy
  4. Ransomware
  5. Identity Theft
  6. Phishing
  7. Application Access
  8. Social Media
  9. Home Networking
  10. Surveillance


Target Audience:

Prior knowledge of experience in the field of cybersecurity is not required. Therefore potential beneficiaries of this course may be:

  • Students at All level
  • All Academics
  • Professional, and Practitioners

Bio Sketch of Presenter:

Abbas Moallem, Ph.D., is a consultant and adjunct professor at San Jose State University, California, where he teaches human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, information visualization, and human factors. He is the program chair of HCI-CPT, the International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trust.

Dr. Moallem is the editor of HCI in Cybersecurity Handbook and the author of Cybersecurity Awareness among College Students and Faculty. His two recent books are Smart and Intelligent System and Understanding Cybersecurity Technologies: A Guide to Selecting the Right Cybersecurity Tools, published by CRC Press.

He is also the editor of a book series from CRC Press titled The Human Element in Smart and Intelligent Systems.

He currently serves as Communication and Exposition Chair of the HCI International and Conference and program chair of the Third International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Trust (HCI-CPT).