The Social-Engineer Podcast

angela_180pxOver the past 15 years, she has been researching the human-centred aspects of security, privacy, identity and trust.

Research interests: how we design and implement innovative technologies that are fit for purpose, value for money, and improve productivity and well-being of individuals and society.

Angela's full research portrait can be found here: http://sec.cs.ucl.ac.uk/ace_csr/members/angelas_research_portrait/

Angela discusses some fascinating topics with us based on research she has done into things like:

  • Analyzing employee behaviors for security environments...
  • The use of positive reinforcement over shame and fear....
  • How to make usable security...
  • How to enforce security policies....
  • And how all this fits into her being a psychologist?

 

All of her research can be found here: http://sec.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/m_angela_sasse/angelas_publication_list/

Angela recommended a book that took us a bit to find, Codes of the Underworld by Diego Gambetta

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp085.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PDT

The annual live podcast from DEF CON was an amazing show this year.  Michele gets bio hacked live, Chris almost passes out and the crowd wonders where is the SE in the SEPodcast gone?

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp084.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am PDT

AmyHermanAmy Herman, JD, MA, designed, developed and conducts all sessions of the The Art of Perception. In addition to be an author of an amazing book, "Visual Intelligence."

She joins us this month for one of the best SEPodcast's ever.  We will discuss:

  • What is perception?
  • How can you learn to be more observant?
  • What are the words you might want to avoid using?
  • What can you do if you use one of these words?
  • What fields need help with observation?

 

Amy can be found on her twitter account AmyHermanAOP

Amy recommended two books that you might enjoy:

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

and

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm PDT

You have heard us talk about social engineering in every light possible as an attacker, now we invited two guests, experts in disinformation and and playing Internet hide and seek to help us see if we can use SE to HIDE from anyone.

We discuss such things as:

  • How can you use disinformation?
  • What does it mean to hide on the Internet?
  • How hard would it be to really be off the grid?
  • And why having a corporation in Mexico can help you with all of this.....
  • and so much more.

 

Join Michael and Justin to find out.

Check out Michael at his site: https://inteltechniques.com/

and

Check out Michael's and Justin's books at: https://inteltechniques.com/amazon.html

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03am PDT

Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College. He is a social psychologist with interests in environmental and evolutionary psychology, and his research is guided by the simple desire to understand the psychology of everyday life. He is currently studying gossip, aggression, internet behavior, and paranormal experiences. His work is frequently featured in popular media outlets such as National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, and NBC's "Today Show," and he has lectured widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. He has also written for more than two dozen print and online magazines including Time, Newsweek, the Huffington Post, Scientific American, and The New Republic.

He join's us this month to discuss:

  • How creepy are you?
  • How do you know if you are creepy?
  • Can you change if you are creepy?
  • How can creepiness affect being a social engineer?
  • Is Michele really creepy or sultry?
  • Much much more

 

You can find out more about the Doc on his personal page at:  http://www.frankmcandrew.com/ where you can find his research papers and other work too!

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

Kevin Roose is a business and technology writer for New York magazine and the Daily Intelligencer blog. He has written several books including The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University and Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits.

In 2015, Kevin asked Chris and his team of expert social engineers to hack him.  There was no restrictions - phishing, vishing, impersonation and a complete d0x were all on the table.  If haven't seen the outcome you can view in on the YouTube Video that already has over 2 million views.

We thought it would be a great idea to invite Kevin on the show and ask him a few questions:

  • What gave you this crazy idea?
  • Did you think you would come out the victor?
  • How did you really feel as you realized you where pwned?
  • How has it affected you after the hack?
  • Anything you do differently now?
  • And so much more....
Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

What would you do if you were in a car accident that lowered your IQ and then had doctors basically tell you to throw in the towel?  Would you listen or would you fake it till you make and stay present? Find out what the truly inspirational Amy Cuddy did. March 14, 2016

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am PDT

Join us for another amazing episode with one of our favorite guests Robin Dreeke.

He helps us with:

  • Building on the 10 steps to rapport
  • How do we apply the 5 steps to trust?
  • Can this really make you more zen?
  • What is the name of his new book?
  • What is this?  We are HORNSBY FREE!!

 

Follow Robin on Twitter or visit his website www.peopleformula.com

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Ok so if you haven't heard of Clutch you just have been living under a rock... but if you have come out to listen to this podcast today is your special day... Meet Neil Fallon, leader singer, poet and scotch lover... oh yah and chances are if you go to one of his shows you are getting watched! Jan 11, 2016

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Dec 18th Star Wars debuts its Episode VII!! And while all of geekdom is getting ready, is there Social Engineering Elements to Star Wars?  Join us with our guest Dr. Travis Langley, a psychologist who studies Star Wars characters for the answer! .... Dec 14, 2015

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

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