Knowledge is power, information is liberating! (Kofi Annan)

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Counter MindHacks

MindHacking, aka Social engineering. It is the art of manipulating behavior of someone without him or her being aware of it, often combined with a harmful objective. CHORUS can teach zou what can be done against it.

Master influencing

We will teach you thinking strategies to use in a world of influencing. Firstly, we will work on having insight and realization. Once you understand how our human thinking strategies and influencing works you become more resilient against manipulation. Making up your own mind and choices based on justified true belief, while living in a world of influencing. That’s done by continuously transforming information into knowledge. Strong intellectual capabilities will ensure this continuous updating of knowledge, and, believe it or not, everyone has intellectual capabilities. To build up knowledge out of free will is important, but sometimes difficult. Corruption of sources of information and disinformation makes it even harder. One needs a certain capability in order to build knowledge, free of manipulation.

To strengthen the will to use these intellectual capabilities is the goal of our education and training. We get there by strengthening the capacity to, independently, search for and gain access to information and then processing (digital) information, without letting yourself being manipulated along the way.

Essentially, it all comes down to being able to continuously transform information into knowledge, without letting yourself be manipulated.

As a strong person you will not easily be manipulated into remaining passive. On the contrary, you will be set “on” in order to be able to make autonomous and safe choices. You are also flexible! Even if you are being consciously targeted or if you are being overloaded with information. You can search for your own answers. Which you can do in a fast and easy way. You know how (digital) manipulation works and how you can deal with it consciously by keeping an open mind. And you continue to ask questions. This we will do together. In a time when disinformation and weaponized narratives are on looming on the horizon we will strengthen societal resilience.

At all times CHORUS avoids to think for people in the field of social engineering in our societies! But we will certainly strengthen the capacity to find answers yourself!

Yourself – a social engineer

The borders between digital and physical worlds are increasingly blurry. Information security is a very important part of our collective security. The infosec-experts are our gatekeepers for integrity, protection and accessibility of information. On the organizational and technical side a lot of progress has been achieved. But knowledge and expertise in the field of social engineering, in practice? There is some work to do!

With our background in the human factor from the field of intelligence and security we adopt the perspective of the attacking social engineer. Our unique knowledge and experience is multidisciplinary and developed in the field of collecting, processing and protecting information considered to be ‘not accessible’. This special knowledge and experience can be made directly applicable in the field of information security.

White paper Social Engineering in de informatiebeveiliging Chorus.pdf (NL language)

With our background in the human factor from the field of intelligence and security we adopt the perspective of the attacking social engineer. Our unique knowledge and experience is multidisciplinary and developed in the field of collecting, processing and protecting information considered to be ‘not accessible’. This special knowledge and experience can be made directly applicable in the field of information security.

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