Christina Lekati is a psychologist and a social engineer. She specializes in the mechanisms of behavior, motivation, decision making, manipulation and deceit. She is an expert in human dynamics and passionate about social engineering.
Christina has also a master’s degree in International Business. True to her passion, her thesis on social engineering strategies earned her a distinction during her graduation.
Contrary to typical career paths, her history and involvement in the security field started quite early in her life. Being raised by George Lekatis, a sought-after risk management and cyber security expert, she found herself magnetized by the security field at a very young age. Growing up, she was able to get involved in different projects that gave her an edge in her own knowledge and experience.
Christina has participated among other things in penetration tests, in trainings to companies and organizations, in vulnerability assessments, in profiling and analysis of the modus operandi, and in the process of identifying personality traits, behavioral tendencies, and demographic variables of offenders based on characteristics of illegal acts. She is working with Cyber Risk GmbH as a social engineering expert and trainer.
Christina is the main developer of the social engineering training programs provided by Cyber Risk GmbH. Those programs are intertwining the lessons learned from real life cases and previous experiences with the fields of cybersecurity, psychology, and counterintelligence. They often cover unique aspects while their main goal is to inspire delegates with a sense of responsibility and a better relationship with security.
Being committed to sharing knowledge and expertise, Christina is also a speaker. She participates in a variety of cyber security events, raising awareness and educating people on social engineering techniques and the psychological elements involved in human hacking.
She is also an active Advisory Board Member at the OSINT Curious project, contributing to the international scene of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) with the latest news, updates and techniques on collection and analysis.