The Social-Engineer Podcast

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So many times we get asked how can you become a professional social engineer.  This month we talk to two amazing women who where never in the industry, took a huge risk and it paid off.  Join us in this fascinating conversation with Whitney Maxwell and Rachel Tobac.

These two wonderful personify doing things ethically, honestly and with empathy.  They are an amazing example to our community and we had a great opportunity to talk about:

  • How did you get into the SECTF?
  • How did winning change your life?
  • Did you get into SE because of it?
  • Does Whitney really have relatives with everyone's name?
  • Why is Rachel so scary?
  • So much more.....

 

Whitney Maxwell can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/whitneynmaxwell/ and her book recommendations are:

 

Rachel Tobac can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/racheltobac and her book recommendations are:

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp110.mp3
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I sense there is something important in your life? Something that you will be listening to shortly that will change the way you view... everything.  Ian Rowland is a renowned expert into cold reading. In his book, "The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading", Ian explains exactly how cold reading works.

Despite being told exactly how this trickery works, notice how he still reads Cat during our podcast. We discuss:

  • Do you know any Jennifer's?
  • How does cold reading work?
  • What application does Cold Reading have to social engineering?
  • So much more...

Check out Ian on his website: https://ianrowland.com/ or his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ianrowland1

Ian recommended a book for us this month: Dale Carnegie,  How to Win Friends & Influence People

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp109.mp3
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 It might not come as a shock to you that we here at SEORG love Neil Fallon and Clutch. Having Neil out at DEF CON was an amazing experience.  After 4 long days at DEF CON we hosted our annual live podcast for Episode 108.

Join us as:

  • Neil fixes Chris' technical issues.
  • We discuss ways to improve the SEVillage
  • We talk about professional SE work 
  • and we suffer through our final sleep deprived moments in Vegas....

You can follow Neil on Twitter at: @npfallon

Check out Chris' latest book: Social Engineering: The SCIENCE of Human Hacking

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Paolo Gaudiano has more than 25 years of interdisciplinary research, teaching, entrepreneurship, consulting, public speaking and writing experience. He recently embarked on a mission to use everything he has learned to revolutionize the way people think about Diversity & Inclusion, and what they do about it. 

Today we discuss:

  • What are biases
  • How are they used?
  • Are they positive or negative?
  • How can a social engineer use biases?

You can follow Paolo on his twitter account: https://twitter.com/aleriapbc or his company Aleria PBC

Paolo recommended a few books this month:

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp107.mp3
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Amy E. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world including at the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, and the Peace Corps. Herman was also the Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey, and the Head of Education at The Frick Collection for over ten years, where she oversaw all of the Collection's educational collaborations and community initiatives.

Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with Amy about:

  • Biases - are they useful?
  • How can we recognize biases and they use them?
  • What does it mean to be the dog?
  • What does it mean to be the wolf?
  • Can you ride a dolphin, wolf hybrid through the ocean?
  • so much more...

Amy can be found on her website: www.visualintelligencebook.com or on Twitter at @AmyHermanAOP 

She recommends a book by Daniel James Brown titled, The Boy in the Boat

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp106.mp3
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Jordan Harbinger, formally from the Art of Charm, now hosts a new show called - The Jordan Harbinger Show. As a long time friend of the SEPodcast we wanted to discuss how Jordan restarted his life after parting ways with AOC.

Instead our conversation took a very interesting turn and we discussed some fascinating topics:

  • How does who you know affect your abilities to advance?
  • How do you keep and maintain useful relationships?
  • Does what you know really add value?
  • So much more...

 

Jordan shares some really interesting insights with us and gives us a new book recommendation:

Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy

Follow Jordan on his website https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ and stay tuned for much more from him.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp105.mp3
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How important is fitting into a tribe? Can you create a new tribe? If you do, will you be all alone? This month's guest, the fascinating Dov Baron, explores these questions and more.

You can find Dov on his website at: http://FullMontyLeadership.com

You can buy his book, Fiercely Loyal on Amazon

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp104.mp3
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Image result for michael bazzellMichael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI's Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on open source intelligence, hacking cases, and personal data removal methods. As an active investigator for multiple organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques and privacy control strategies.

This month Michael talks about:

  • Some actionable OSINT tips you can use now!
  • His new book that you must read
  • Tips on parenting, that we doubt you will want to follow
  • His VM operating system that contains so many tools it could make an OSINT'er drool
  • So much more....

 

Make sure to check out his Twitter Account: inteltechniques and his podcast The Complete Privacy & Security Podcast

Micahel's new book: Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information is a must read and he recommends our listeners check out: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

We know you will enjoy this episode!

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp103.mp3
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JJ GreenJJ Green just wants to share the story. With over 25 years of journalistic travel into 51 countries he has witnessed conflicts, disasters and political struggles that have shaped our world today. 

On this podcast we discuss:

  • Do you really like Bruce Hornsby?
  • Can you stay safe in this increasingly insecure world?
  • What does it mean to pen the future?
  • How do we help the next generation?
  • So much more!

 

Join the Panel this month of: humanhackerhackingdave, vlkyri, catmurd0ck as we talk about this and a whole lot more.

You can follow JJ at @jgreenwtop or @natsec09

JJ recommends a book that is right up our alley: American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent by Tamer Elnoury

Till next month - stay secure!

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp102.mp3
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Image result for CosmoTheGod Eric TaylorEric Taylor, aka CosmoTheGod, formerly of UGNazi has been caught arrested and now reforming his past ways turn his skills to the good.  Join us as we talk to Eric about:

  • How did you stop the Kansas City Swatter?
  • How did you get into hacking and social engineering?
  • How did you reform?
  • What are you going to do to stay on the side of right?
  • What are you going to do now?
  • and so much more.

 

You can find Eric on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/CosmoTheGod

And he recommends the book by Kevin Mitnick, Ghost in the Wires

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp101.mp3
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