The Social-Engineer Podcast

This month, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by the Chief Operating Officer of the ILF, Shane McCombs.  

Shane leads the ILF with more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry, including more than a decade of experience in C-level roles. He led enterprise-wide initiatives within project management, customer relationship management and acquisition, policies and procedures, process improvement, and infrastructure. Shane is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer focused on change management, professionalism, social engineering, and corporate security. In the past, he volunteered for the Autism Hope Alliance and currently donates his time to businesses and non-profits as a trusted advisor. [July 18, 2022]  

00:00 – Intro 

01:02 – Intro Links 

04:41 – Shane McCombs Intro 

06:14 – What got you started off in InfoSec? 

08:36 – What led you to want to do more in the industry? 

10:40 – “Throwing your hat in the ring” 

17:31 – Cybersecurity for kids and parents 

19:52 – How to "minor" in a "major" topic 

22:29 – Age appropriate conversations 

25:12 – Additional concerns in the summer months 

28:38 – The TRUST Framework 

31:40 – The importance of communication 

40:16 – The "stats" of ILF 

43:50 – Who is your biggest mentor?  
- his wife  

45:32 – Book Recommendations 

Today Chris is talking with Laurie Segall. Laurie is the founder of Dot Dot Dot, a media company focused on onboarding the mainstream into a new era of the internet, Web3. Laurie is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed the world’s most influential tech leaders including Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook. Prior, she was CNN’s senior tech correspondent, covering technology and culture for a decade and a former reporter for 60 Minutes. [July 11, 2022] 

00:00 – Intro 

04:20 – Starting your career in the "wee hours"  

07:54 – Was journalism always the goal? 

12:31 – Navigating chaos 

15:57 – Taking on Revenge Porn 

21:20 – What motivated you to write about your life so early? 

24:46 – Writing during the pandemic 

29:50 – How lobsters grow  

35:44 – Building a company 

38:40 – Wearing 2 hats 

40:54 – Who would you consider your biggest mentors? 

43:38 – Book Recommendations: 

45:56 – Find Laurie Segall online 

  • Website link: 
  • Instagram: @LaurieSegall & @d3_network 
  • Twitter: @LaurieSegall & @d3_network 

48:32 – Guest Wrap Up & Outro