The Social-Engineer Podcast (general)

Image result for nick furneaux Did you know that Walmart sells smoothies? Well we didn't either (and we still don't think they do), but this smooth talking Brit will have all of you driving to your local walmart ordering a Crypto AI Blockchain smoothie from Walmart before you are done listening.

Nick Furneaux, lord of all OSINT and new author about crypto currency sheds light on exactly how crypto and social engineering collide.

This is one podcast you will certainly enjoy, whilst laughing all the way to smoothie land.

Find out more about Nicks Classes and training and book at his website www.csitech.co.uk 

Follow him on twitter at nickfx

And pick up Nick's recommended book, Endurance by Scott Kelly

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp111.mp3
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Image result for Whitney Maxwell DEF CON                   Image result for Rachel tobac

So many times we get asked how can you become a professional social engineer.  This month we talk to two amazing women who were 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

Direct download: 108_Ep._108_-_Neil_Fallon_Is_My_Tech_Support.mp3
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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!

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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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Image result for lucky yatesLucky Yates is an actor and writer, known for Archer (2009), The American Shame (2001) and American Dirtbags (2015).

Lucky is a hilarious guest that entertained us and we got to discuss some really interesting topics:

  • What is a war ape and a sky robot?
  • How do you act when you can't see your co-actors?
  • Are nonverbals still important?
  • Is Dave a Jerk?
  • How does Lucky feel about Bruce Hornsby?
  • So much more....

Come and laugh with us on this very special podcast - Our 100th episode!

Lucky invites you to follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuckyYates/

And also to read a pretty disturbing book called "The Butchering Art - Lindsey Fitzharris"

Check out our websites:

www.social-engineer.com for all Corporate Social Engineering needs

www.innocentlivesfoundation.org for information a nonprofit designed to help unmask child predators.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp100.mp3
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The SEPodcast Panel

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dhpcaeuu0aamgdz-jpg_largeChris Kirsch, the 1st place winner of the SECTF, is a returning competitor that came back to prove to himself how and why he CAN win this competition after his previous attempt was ...um... not so great. Rachel Tobac is our scariest competitor but also one of our most positive and sweetest.  She comes back to yet again take 2nd place in the SECTF this year. We will discuss:

  • What helped you win?
  • What is one of the most important lessons?
  • Would you recommend others try the SECTF?

  Do you want to see their entrance videos?

Chris Kirsch:

https://youtu.be/2FUkbes6Wgc

Rachel Tobac:

https://youtu.be/UuWRT4rpmX8

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dhpcaeuu0aamgdz-jpg_largeChris Kirsch, the 1st place winner of the SECTF, is a returning competitor that came back to prove to himself how and why he CAN win this competition after his previous attempt was ...um... not so great. Rachel Tobac is our scariest competitor but also one of our most positive and sweetest.  She comes back to yet again take 2nd place in the SECTF this year. We will discuss:

  • What helped you win?
  • What is one of the most important lessons?
  • Would you recommend others try the SECTF?

  Do you want to see their entrance videos?

Chris Kirsch:

https://youtu.be/2FUkbes6Wgc

Rachel Tobac:

https://youtu.be/UuWRT4rpmX8

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp98.mp3
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Image result for Dan McGinn PsychedDan McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review and the author of "Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed."

He discusses:

  • How Does Psyching yourself help help?
    Tips and Tricks for mental motivation
  • How to use these as a social engineer
  • and most importantly, Is Bruce Hornsby really motivational?

 

You can follow Dan on his Twitter Account at @danmcginn

Tim recommend an amazing book entitled: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

Join us in supporting The Innocent Lives Foundation to unmask online child predators.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp97.mp3
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Image result for Tim LarkinTim Larkin joined us LIVE at DEF CON 25 to be part of the SEPodcast Crew and discuss the importance of situational awareness.  Tim has an extensive background in working with people all over the globe in helping them stay safe.

He discusses:

  • How to remain aware of your surroundings and not get overly distracted
  • Why this is so important to safety
  • How being aware has helped others stay safe
  • And so much more

 

Tim can be found at his website:  https://timlarkin.com/  or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tfttimlarkin

Tim recommended the book written by Miyamoto Musashi  called "The Book of Five Rings".

Join us in supporting The Innocent Lives Foundation to unmask online child predators.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp96.mp3
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Image result for emily brandwinEmily Brandwin may be one of the funniest guests we have had on the show.  She is an ex-CIA agent, ex-Stand up comic, present day comedy writer.  No, we are serious.

You will enjoy this conversation where:

  • We find out how a haiku landed her in the CIA?
  • Why did she even apply in the first place?
  • Pretexting, pretexting and more pretexting - top tips from a spy
  • Does Chris really own a cat suit?
  • Can he truly speak pirate?
  • There is just so much more....

This is one to not miss!

Emily, like many of you, is an avid reader and gives us an amazing list of books this month:

The Things We Tell Ourselves: A Novel by Victoria Namkung

Everybody’s got something by Robin Roberts

Patti LuPone: A Memoir by Patti LuPone

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhoodby Trevor Noah

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp95.mp3
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jordanharbinger-2 Join us this month with our long time friend, Jordan Harbinger.  Jordan comes back to the SEPodcast to discuss a few important topics with us:

  • How is marriage treating him?
  • How has The Art of Charm changed over the years?
  • How did he even start The Art of Charm?
  • Was he really a lawyer?
  • Other cool stories....

 

You can follow Jordan on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/theartofcharm or hit his website up at https://theartofcharm.com/.

 

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp94.mp3
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Image result for jayson street natgeo Jayson E. Street is an author of “Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network” from Syngress and creator of dissectingthehack.com. He has also spoken at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and at several other ‘CONs and colleges on a variety of Information Security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under “Jayson E. Street.” He is a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of Pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far, but if they are, please note he was chosen as one of Time’s persons of the year for 2006.

On today's podcast we talk about:

  • A Diet Pepsi Intervention
  • How does a white hat hacker land himself on NatGeo?
  • How does one break into the WRONG bank?
  • The stories that only Jayson could tell
  • And so much more...

Follow him on Twitter at @jaysonstreet

 

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Image result for bazzell intell techniquesMichael 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 computer crime investigations and OSINT. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques. He also served as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot". His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers in both the United States and Europe.

On this wonderfully Honrsby-Free edition of the SEPodcast we get to discuss:

  • Michael's brand new VM for OSINT-ers - Buscador
  • Tips to dig even deeper for OSINT
  • How far is too far with Michael?
  • Michele get's dating info from Michael - hot tips.
  • And so much more.

 

Michael recommends the book Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Check it out and follow him on twitter at @IntelTechniques

 

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whitneyrowlettmicrobiologist turned producer, Whitney has produced commercials, pilots, feature films, and internet series for major corporations including SyFy, Verizon, The Travel Channel, Comedy Central, Machinima, and CBS. She was a member of the Academy Award winning art team on The Amazing Race,  and wore several hats during production for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, both recipients of an Emmy for Original Interactive Programming. Whitney produced Virtual Reality experiences for Kellogg’s, General Electric, Nokia, Jaunt Media,  and Google Spotlight Stories. Her passions also include choreographing Renaissance and Regency Era dance, yoga, and creating stunning visual content.

This podcast we have the chance to discuss:

  • How does framing work in film?
  • Does VR change the way framing works?
  • What aspects do you need to consider to frame your target's emotions properly?
  • And much much more

 

Follow Whitney at her site: www.countstonine.com

Whitney also recommends this book:  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp91.mp3
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The single most asked question is "What do I need to do to be a professional social engineer?" This month is devoted to talking to our team.  Folks who had almost no SE experience before working with SECOM and now lead the market in all things SE.

Enjoy our new format while we talk about these topics:

  • Why is vishing so hard?
  • How can you become a master phisherman?
  • Pro-tips on SE Red Teaming?
  • The team's favorite books?
  • What Laurie would sound like if she was a 12 year boy?
  • Why does Kaz not understand Twitter?
  • So much more....

 

Book List:

Dan: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr

Bryan: CS Lewis - Chronicles of Narnia

Lee: Cryptonomicon Mass Market Paperback – by Neal Stephenson

Laurie: Of Sudden Origin - C Chase Hardwood

Amanda: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

Colin: Something Missing - Matthew Dicks

Amaya: At The Crossing Places -Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kaz: Any book on Twitter

Mike: Phishing Dark Waters - Hadnagy/Fincher

Michele: Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

Chris: Presence -Amy Cuddy

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp90.mp3
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Brad SagarinOur guest, Dr. Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology at Northern Illinois university has studied and researched about how to combat the negative side of influence.  We have a very lively discussion (yes, Dave is at this one) about:

  • What is influence?
  • Can you really defend against it?
  • How do you know if you are being influenced?
  • And so much more...

 

Get more info about Brad at his site: http://sagarin.socialpsychology.org
Brad gives us a nice list of books for our listeners this month:

Ghost in the Wires - Kevin Mitnick

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander

In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations - Jerry Mander

Shades of Grey: A Novel by Jasper Fforde

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp089.mp3
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Paul Asadorian from Security Weekly, http://securityweekly.com/, joins us to discuss some pretty important topics.  Things like:

  • What is up with Apple and the new CrapBook?
  • Why does Dave plays Hornsby so much?
  • Will SE be a huge vector in 2017?
  • What are the major security concerns coming up in the near future?
  • What about IoT?
  • So much more....

 

As usual, it is a lively, spirited and fun chat with the SE Crew!

 

This time we all took turns mentioning books we love here is the list:

How To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics  - Richard Thaler

The Prophet - Khalil Gibron

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ****: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Mark Manson

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World - Peter Wohlleben

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ  - Daniel Goleman

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges  - Amy Cuddy

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp088.mp3
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Image result for dr. james pennebakerAuthor, teacher, researcher and psychologist - Dr. Pennebaker is one interesting man.  He has not only performed some fascinated research but he built tools around his research and then released them free to the world.  You can even try one out at his site: http://www.receptiviti.ai/

This podcast we have a chance to ask the Doc things like:

  • Can we really learn to profile people based on how they use pronouns?
  • Are tools needed or can a human learn it?
  • Is it good or bad to use the word "we" a lot?
  • Will you really listen to Bruce Hornsby?
  • And so much more...

 

Join us for this fun, entertaining and really educational podcast.

Dr. Pennebaker recommends a couple books for us:

The Secret Life of Pronouns - Dr. James Pennebaker

Along with the accompanying website at: http://www.secretlifeofpronouns.com/

Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel

 

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp087.mp3
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Robert Cialdini (http://www.influenceatwork.com) is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has written a number of books and literally defined the studies on how we understand the principles of influence.

This month we get a chance to talk to Bob (He wouldn't let us call him Dr. Cialdini) about:

  • How he got started in his career path?
    Was he really about to enter pro baseball?
  • What does he think the difference between influence and manipulation is?
  • Can 5 words really change your message?
  • There is just soooo much more - you will love this one for sure!

 

Bob recommends these amazing books:

 

Enjoy!  What an amazing PODCAST!

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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

 

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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?

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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
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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

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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!

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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....
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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

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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
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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

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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

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If you took 10 billion parts high energy, 10 billion parts social engineer and 10 billion parts raw awesome and blended them together, poured them in a mold and let them gel it would come out this month's guest.  Brian Brushwood is all that and more..... Nov 9, 2015

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Phishing is the number one security threat to organizations around the globe.  Yet only a fraction of the companies that control our services, infrastructure and resources are educating their people how to combat this threat.  Why?  Lets discuss with Mark Chapman.... Oct 12, 2015

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Another amazing year at DEF CON and the women have again dominated the SECTF.  Join us with our first and second place winners, Jen and Jon, to discuss strategy and how to win.... Sept 14, 2015

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R. Paul Wilson is a good friend and we have been following his work for year.  This year he flies all the way to Vegas to join us for the podcast.... Aug 10, 2015

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70 months is a long time, wouldn't you agree?  Well after 70 months we have managed to get HD Moore on our podcast and what a treat it is for all you listeners... you won't want to miss this one.... July 13, 2015

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Can you remember episode 07?  Our amazing guest, Dr. Ellen Langer, is back now on episode 70! Mindfulness, the effects of it on decision making and so much more....

From Podcast 07 to Podcast 70, Dr. Langer hasn't lost a beat and she continues to impress us, entertain us and educate us how to be more thoughtful, better critical thinkers and more productive.  Don't miss this one.

June 08, 2015

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PSYOP, or psychological operations, is a fascinating topic that we will be delving into with our guest, Jimmy Do. May 11, 2015

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Did you know that the unique little errors and style you have in writing can pinpoint you like a fingerprint, even in your anonymous online posts?  Join us as we discuss this exciting topic with Sadia Afroz. April 13, 2015

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp068.mp3
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How important is physical security to your overall security posture? Should security people really know how to pick locks and hack elevators?

Join the SEORG Podcast panel with our guest Deviant Ollam to discuss these very important topics.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp067.mp3
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Our anonymous guest joins us this month from one of the companies that was breached in the last year.  He discusses what we all can learn and how to stay safe and what to do to avoid being the next headline. Feb 09, 2015

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The Social Engineer Podcast crew comes back together to discuss 2015 and what we can expect to see in the world of Social Engineering and Security.  Jan 12, 2015

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John Mcafee has certainly been in the news over the last year or two. Now he joins the Social-Engineer Podcast crew and discusses his thoughts on social engineering and how he used it in Belize. Dec 8, 2014

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Each year the SECTF at DEF CON grows in popularity and this past year was no different.  Join us with the dynamic duo that won DEF CON 22's SECTF competition - The Schmooze Operators Nov 10, 2014

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Jorina von Zimmermann graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Master degree in Social Cognition in 2012. A year later she started her PhD in the department of Experimental Psychology at UCL to investigate group behaviour. She joins us to talk about influence and propaganda. Oct 13, 2014

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Ep. 061 –Krebs on Social-Engineer.Org

Join the SEORG Podcast crew as we are joined by Brian Krebs to discuss the most cutting edge breaches in the news today.

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Ep. 060 –Live From DEF CON 22 with Johnny Long

DEF CON 22 was an amazing year for us... 5 year anniversary, a packed house and Johnny Long... what more can we say.

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Information is the life blood of the social engineer.  Knowing how to obtain, locate, catalog and use all the info and their resources can be a daunting job.  Our guest this month, Michael Bazzell, has made a career out of it. July 14, 2014 - See more at: http://www.social-engineer.org/podcast/ep-059-legal-stalking-scary-tales-michael-bazzell/#sthash.e5PTAVyW.dpuf

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Self control is one thing we know little about, but thanks to new research we are understanding more of what it is and how we can control our self control.  Join the SEPodcast crew while they chat with Dr. Inzlicht as we discuss this fascinating topic.

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Join the SEORG Podcast crew and one of our favorite guests, Dr. Paul Ekman again this month to discuss his new research into mapping human emotions.  In addition, his research into compassion and understanding how emotions play a role in behavior.

Released May 12th

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp057.mp3
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We met Calvin at RSA in San Francisco, where he amazed us with a cold reading, mind reading, environmental control illusion that made us NEED to interview him.  Join us in a fascinating conversation with him.  April 14th, 2014

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Nonverbal communication is a pretty hot topic lately, especially with the release of Chris' newest book.  This month we invite Paul Kelly, the technical editor of that book, friend and Ekman Group's main trainer to the podcast. Mar 10, 2014

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White Canvas group is a small collection of social media geniuses.  We are talking with their front man, Chris Dufour about how social media is being and can be engineered for the good, the bad and the ugly. Feb 10, 2014

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This month the panel and crew you know and love (well we hope) is banging our heads together to discuss the topic of the RSA and the NSA.  While we can't know for sure what is true or not, should we boycott the RSA Conference?  Should we boycott the products sold by RSA?  Is it fair that the NSA is spying on people from its own country?

We may not have any great answers, but that is what we are talking about this month.  Our usual banter, jokes and intelligent conversation ensue.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp053.mp3
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Join the Social-Engineer Podcast Crew with our guest, the interesting and eclectic, Richard Thieme as we discuss the very fabric of info sec and how social engineering will change in the future.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp052.mp3
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This month we talk to a conflict resolution expert that believes that any conflict can be resolved in a peaceful and positive manner.  He uses affirmation and positive methods to bring out the best for all involved.  Join us and our guest Joe Weston in an exciting discussion on positive framing. Nov 11, 2013

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Join us as we discuss the idea of self framing with a very successful counselor who has devoted her life to helping children learn how to re-frame and cope with terrible circumstances in life.  Elizabeth Tracy joins the cast of the Social-Engineer Podcast in an intruiging podcast.  Oct 14, 2013

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If you haven't heard of Clutch then shame on you.  One of the best rock bands around.  With deep lyrics, a strong family sense for the band and some of the most interesting methods for framing himself we have a great discussion with Clutch frontman, Neil Fallon.

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp049.mp3
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