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


CHORUS VIRTUAL GRAND CAFÉ – 17 JUNE 2021 is pleased to announce its first virtual Grand Café, to take place on 17 June 2021.

The Café will cover two of our favorite themes: Counter Social Engineering & Disinformation Techniques, with contributions from international experts Christopher Hadnagy, founder of and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, founder of

On June 17th our speakers will be shedding light on how social engineering in information security can contribute to keeping us safe from internationally active criminal networks, and they will additionally address the society-disrupting social engineering strategies that we continually face, especially our younger generations.

We are thrilled to have Chris and Juliane come share their experiences with us and are looking forward to lively discussions on efforts made countering evil, manipulative predators, and disinformation campaigns.


19.30 CET – Opening, Housekeeping, Introductions

19.45 CET – Chris Hadnagy on how to use the social engineering skill for good, on his latest book Human Hacking, and on his collaboration with the Innocent Lives Foundation, which helps track and capture predators who traffic and exploit children.

20.15 CET - Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck on the non-profit, journalism-led platform Lie Detectors that aims to help teenagers and pre-teens tell news facts from news fakes, while navigating the shades of bias in between.

20.45 CET – Q&A, moderated discussions

21.15. CET – Closing remarks

Our gratitude goes out to Gwenda Nielen, who will be moderating the event, alongside the organizing and hosting team.

To register, please join the on MeetUp to secure a slot. Attendance to this event is limited.

Support a good cause events are focused on sharing information and providing guidance on how to use research and social engineering skills for good. We aim to assist and support our future generations in critical thinking processes and the proper interpretation of (dis)information.

The CHORUS Foundation is humbled to organize this event with help of its community sponsors and offers attendance to its events free of charge. Should you wish to financially support the causes today’s speakers are advocating, your contributions will be warmly welcomed and highly appreciated.

About today’s Grand Café speakers

Christopher Hadnagy

“Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC and founder of the Innocent Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps unmask online child predators. 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”, was recently published January 5th 2021. Christopher Hadnagy is an Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering for the University of Arizona’s NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO)”

Juliane von Reppert- Bismarck

Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck is the founder and Executive Director of Lie Detectors, an award-winning and journalist-led news-literacy organisation raising awareness of disinformation and media bias among schoolchildren and their teachers. She directs Lie Detectors’ development and strategyand designed its concept and training approach. Juliane represented Lie Detectors within the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Digital Disinformation and Fake News and has advised politicians and lawmakers on anti-radicalisation and lateral literacy in an age of media pluralism. To create Lie Detectors, Juliane put aside an award-winning journalism career, during which she wrote for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Reuters, MLex and Spiegel Online among others, reporting from Europe and the US as well as from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Arctic. She is an alumna of New York City’s Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Edinburgh and speaks German, English, Spanish and French.

About CHORUS.Community

CHORUS.commuity was founded in 2017 and has been actively building a community from The Netherlands that focuses on Counter-Social engineering / manipulation skills, to teach about resilience when manipulated into fraudulent actions.

Our ultimate goal has always been to support the development of a climate in which individuals can freely practice independent thinking, and in which they are always able to make well thought-through, assessed decisions.

CHORUS aims to take the understanding of cybercriminal social engineering tactics beyond the cyber security domain, where our community was initially cradled. We aim to share knowledge on how social engineering is being used in larger influencing scams such as disinformation campaigns.

As Kofi Annan said: ‘Knowledge is power, information is liberating’. Words we live by, at CHORUS. Protecting and educating next generations is key in helping unwitting individuals in our free society to counter online threats that cross the universal right of self-determination.

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