This session will review the increase in cyberattacks, and level of sophistication, as social media manipulates human behavior to ignite harmful attacks on individuals and Enterprise networks. The session will cover how social media apps are used to steal credentials, followed by a simulated demonstration of how to inject login info, and a simulation of how attackers accumulate use data scraped or stolen from social media. Finally the session will conclude with how to mitigate cyber attacks through user training and the development of specific policies on internet blocking and mobile device management.
Jacob seeks to strengthen communities’ resilience by promoting the use of data and careful analysis. At Wilder, he generates and curates content for the Minnesota Compass website and manages a portfolio of related research projects. He brings experience in research, geospatial analysis, writing, and outreach from previous positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, among others.
He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University in Virginia.
Outside of work, he enjoys bicycling around the Twin Cities and getting lost in the woods as he forages for mushrooms. In his opinion, a perfect day would somehow combine the two.