Erik Huffman

Founder at Handshake Leadership

Speaker Bio
An award-winning educator, entrepreneur, speaker, and cybersecurity researcher, Dr. Erik Huffman is a founding researcher in the emerging field of Cyberpsychology–the study of how the human brain works while in a cyber environment.

His pioneering research in cyberpsychology has begun to uncover biological deficiencies in humans that function for survival in face-to-face interactions but do not activate in a cyber environment. These vulnerabilities allow cyberattacks, such as phishing and digital social engineering, to continue to thrive even as awareness grows. People are often the weakest link in the cyber environment, and Dr. Huffman is working to explain how the problem persists and what can be done to mitigate.

To date, he has conducted studies totaling over 20,000 participants, and he has applied his research with trailblazing results in more than 220 organizations worldwide.
Erik Huffman