The Social-Engineer Podcast (general)

Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series - where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.


In today’s episode, Chris and Abbie are discussing: The Illusion of Rational Thought. We will discuss the positives and negatives of rational decision making, as well as the role our emotions play in our decision making processes. [March 6, 2023]


00:00 - Intro

00:22 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro

01:21 - Intro Links

-          Tuxcare –

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-          Managed Voice Phishing -

-          Managed Email Phishing -

-          Adversarial Simulations -

-          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK -

-          CLUTCH -

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06:00 - The Topic of the Day: The Illusion of Rational Thinking

08:18 - The Difference "Framing" Makes

12:53 - Why "FREE" Isn't Free

17:49 - Western Influence

20:02 - Having More, Feeling Less

22:00 - Analysis Paralysis

28:33 - Embodied Cognition

30:21 - You're Getting Warmer

33:59 - Excitation Transfer Theory

35:13 - Let the Countdown Begin

39:02 - Emotional Responses

42:31 - Incidental Emotions

45:45 - Wrap Up



48:01 - Outro


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Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus.  


She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 


A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. 


She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. [Dec 12, 2022]  


00:00 – Intro  

00:18 – Intro Links 

02:37 – Dorie Clark Intro 

04:01 – How did you decide to become a leadership expert? 

05:26 – Defeating the "gatekeepers" 

08:06 – The benefits of Social Proof 

12:34 – Has the "long game" changed in the last 10 years? 

15:36 – The rise of FOMO 

18:19 – Getting back to long-term thinking 

19:52 – You don't have to "Take the Leap!" 

25:32 – Be 2 years older with straight teeth 

27:42 – Confusing "busy" with "important" 

31:40 – Deciding what to be bad at 

36:16 – Who do you consider your mentor? 

40:28 – Find Dorie Clark online 

Marc Ashworth is a respected IT executive with over 30 years of experience in cyber and physical security, IT/security architecture, project management, is an author and a public speaker.  He is a board member of the St. Louis Chapter of InfraGard, Webster University Cyber Advisory board, Co-Founded the State of Cyber annual security conference, and a Lifetime member of FBI Citizens Academy, possessing security certifications in CISSP, CISM, CRISC, Security+ and other certifications.  As the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at First Bank, Marc currently oversees First Bank’s information security, fraud, physical security, and the network services departments. He is also the 2022 Cyber Defense Magazine winner of “Top 100 CISOs in the World.” [Nov 21st, 2022] 


00:00 – Intro 

00:49 – Intro Links: 

03:15 – Marc Ashworth Intro 

05:17 – What was the path that led you to InfoSec? 

07:41 – Cultivating good security practices 

09:31 – Learning to "scale" your security 

11:22 – The value of Strategic Thinking 

13:40 – It's all in the presentation 

15:25 – The importance of Customer Service 

18:32 – The Art of Translation 

21:32 – Small Wins 

24:34 – Letters to a young CISO 

26:20 – Don't avoid Pen Testing! 

28:11 – Adopting a "Partnership" mindset 

30:30 – Long line of influence 

33:40 – Book Recommendations 

36:14 – Find Marc Ashworth online 

38:36 – Wrap Up  

38:56 – Outro