Christopher Hadnagy

Founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC.
Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering, UArizona Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO)
Portrait of Chris Hadnagy


The Cyber Team of Teams Panel Discussion

Monday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.

Surround Stage

PANEL DISCUSSION, The Cyber Team of Teams

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The Cyber Team of Teams – Understanding the challenges and opportunities of the technology infused world of today and the future can be overwhelming.  Artificial intelligence, big data, the internet of things, and cyberspace can be both confusing and scary.  To completely understand this complex world requires a team of teams working together to provide you with the tools you need to safely succeed in today’s interconnected world.  This panel of experts from government, academia, and industry will share their insights on thriving in the cyber world we live in today.  Moderated by the Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at the University of Arizona, the panel will share their insights through guided discussion along with your questions.


Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. During Chris’ 17 years in the information security industry, he created the world’s first social engineering framework and newsletter, as well as hosted the first social engineering based podcast.

Chris is also a well-known author, having written five books on social engineering. Chris’ new book, “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”, released January 5, 2021.

Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering for the University of Arizona’s NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). He also lectures and teaches about social engineering around the globe. Moreover, he’s been invited to speak at the Pentagon, as well as other high secure facilities. Additionally, as the creator of the world’s first Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF), Chris leads the way in educating people on this serious threat.

Chris works with some of the world’s leaders in scientific research for the purpose of acquiring a deeper understanding of social engineering. Notably, Chris authored a book with Dr. Paul Ekman regarding the use of nonverbal communication by social engineers.