The Social-Engineer Podcast (general)

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

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/.

Jordan recommends the following books:

How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

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

Jayson recommends the Bloom Series books. Here are few for you to check out:

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

 

Direct download: Social-EngineerPodcastEp92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36am PDT