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The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks

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Ep. 106 – Going Between the Dog and the Wolf with Amy Herman
01:02:35

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

Jun 11, 2018
Title: Ep. 105 – Networking is a Bad Word with Jordan Harbinger
01:07:07

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.

May 14, 2018
Ep. 104 - Having the Courage To Create a Tribe with Dov Baron
01:06:01

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

Apr 09, 2018
Ep. 103 - How To Be A Good Parent With Michael Bazzell
53:12

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!

Mar 12, 2018
Ep. 102 - Penning the Future with JJ Green
52:47

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!

Feb 12, 2018
Ep. 101: Flash Bangs: The Reformation of an Social Engineer
44:57

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

 

Jan 08, 2018
Ep. 100 - Sky Robots vs War Apes with Lucky Yates
01:16:23

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.

Dec 11, 2017
Ep. 099 - In Robin Dreeke we Trust
52:28

The SEPodcast Panel

Nov 13, 2017
Ep. 098 - Winning the SECTF with Chris & Rachel
54:59

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

Oct 09, 2017
Ep. 098 - Winning the SECTF with Chris & Rachel

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

Oct 09, 2017
Ep. 097 – Getting Psyched with Dan McGinn
48:07

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.

Sep 11, 2017
Ep 096 - TKO Your Amygdala with Tim Larkin
53:50

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.

Aug 14, 2017
Ep 095 - Spies Like Us: From Standup to the CIA
58:10

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

Jul 10, 2017
Ep 094 - The Art of Charm Imitates Life
57:11

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/.

 

 

Jun 12, 2017
Ep. 093 - How Diet Pepsi Almost Landed Jayson Street In a Lebanese Prison
01:01:48

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

 

May 08, 2017
Ep. 092 - The Trouble With Dating Michael Bazzell
57:18

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

 

Apr 09, 2017
Ep. 091 - Picture This: Framing in (Virtual) Reality
58:12

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

 

Mar 12, 2017
Ep. 090 - Pro-tips on becoming a professional social engineer
01:06:26

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

 

Feb 13, 2017
Ep. 089 - An Illusion of Unique Vulnerability
01:14:13

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

 

Jan 09, 2017
Ep. 088 - Wisdom alone is not enough
01:19:49

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

Dec 12, 2016
Ep. 087 - 'We' as in 'you' - how pronouns make you look
01:02:43

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

 

 

Nov 14, 2016
Ep. 086 - But wait, there’s more! - with Dr. Cialdini
57:07

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!

Oct 10, 2016
Ep. 085 - A Psychologists View of Security for the Digital Age
54:48

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

 

Sep 11, 2016
Ep. 084 - Live From DEF CON 24 - Chipped and Pinned
01:01:26

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?

Aug 10, 2016
Ep. 083 - Obviously the best podcast ever with Amy Herman
55:44

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

Jul 11, 2016
Ep. 082 - Hide and Seek with Michael and Justin
57:57

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

Jun 12, 2016
Ep. 081 - How creepy are you?
55:31

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!

May 09, 2016
Ep. 080 - The Aftermath: How our hack affected Kevin Roose
55:04

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....
Apr 10, 2016
Ep. 079 - Overcoming obstacles by staying present
43:01

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

Mar 14, 2016
Ep. 078 - Curiosity, Trust and Getting Zen with Robin Dreeke
48:50

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

Feb 08, 2016
Ep. 077 - Neil Fallon is Watching You!
53:25

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

Jan 11, 2016
Ep. 076 - Putting the SE into Star Wars
01:17:09

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

Dec 14, 2015
Ep. 075 - Scam Schooling The Social Engineer
01:11:52

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

Nov 09, 2015
Ep. 074 - Sounds like Phishy Business to Me
01:07:08

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

Oct 12, 2015
Ep. 073 - How to win the SECTF with Jen and Jon
01:17:00

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

Sep 14, 2015
Ep. 072 - Live From DEF CON 23 with R. Paul Wilson
01:31:45

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

Aug 11, 2015
Ep. 071 – Don't Scan Me Bro! Fun with HD Moore
01:23:41

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

Jul 13, 2015
Ep. 070 – Thinking With Out A Box
01:11:49

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

Jun 08, 2015
Ep. 069 – Putting the Psych into PSYOP
01:13:13

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

May 11, 2015
Ep. 068 - Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Identification Through Writing Style
58:03

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

Apr 13, 2015
Ep. 067 – Getting Physical With Deviant Ollam
01:01:36

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.

Mar 09, 2015
Ep. 066 – Into The Breach
56:34

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

Feb 09, 2015
Ep. 065 - 2015 - The Future of Security and Social Engineering
58:11

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

Jan 11, 2015
Ep. 064 – The Official John Mcafee - Social Engineer
01:04:23

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

Dec 08, 2014
Ep. 063 – Winning the SECTF - The Schmooze Operators
48:05

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

Nov 10, 2014
Ep. 062 - Propaganda, Influence and the Social Engineer
58:55

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

Oct 13, 2014
Ep. 061 –Krebs on Social-Engineer.Org
01:05:37

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

Sep 08, 2014
Ep. 060 –Live From DEF CON 22 with Johnny Long
01:19:18

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

Aug 12, 2014
Ep. 059 – Legal Stalking and Other Scary Tales from Michael Bazzell
01:14:01

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

Jul 14, 2014
Ep. 058 - How to Control Your Self Control
01:06:33

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.

Jun 08, 2014
Ep. 057 - Looking To The Horizon For the Next Challenge
46:34

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

May 11, 2014
Ep. 056 - Environmental Control and the Social Engineer
57:39

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

Apr 14, 2014
Ep. 055 - Learning to Notice What You See
55:00

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

Mar 10, 2014
Ep. 054 - Social Engineer Media
01:06:35

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

Feb 10, 2014
Ep. 053 - The RSA, The NSA and InfoSec
01:10:48

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.

Jan 13, 2014
Ep. 052 - Social-Engineering and the Future of Info-Sec
49:00

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.

Dec 09, 2013
Ep. 051 - Using Positive Framing as a Social Engineering Tool
01:21:33

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

Nov 11, 2013
Ep. 050 - Self-Help Tips for the Social Engineer
01:09:52

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

Oct 14, 2013
Ep. 049 - Neil Fallon, Olfactory and Social Engineering
01:31:13

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.

Sep 09, 2013
Ep. 048 - The First Woman Winner of the SECTF - DEF CON 21
01:16:39

The Social-Engineer Capture the Flag has been a staple of DEF CON for 5 years. For 5 years we have looked for a woman to challenge the men.  We have found her - enter Lilly.  She came down upon the SECTF with a vengance and not only won, but won by over 200+ points.

We have a lively and real life talk with the winner to see how she did it.

Aug 12, 2013
Ep. 047 - Is that a phish in your mouth or you just happy to see me?
01:19:21

Being a stand up comic is a hard job, and full of Social Engineering Goodness. Being a magician in Vegas is just as hard. What if you were both? Our guest Mac King is just that combination, join us for a delightful, blood filled conversation. July 8 2013

Jul 07, 2013
Ep. 046 - My mind is made up, Don’t confuse me with facts
01:27:47

Back in the late 1960’s one teacher dared to stand up and teach children a powerful lesson in prejudice. That lesson has implications for us today. Join us as we interview world renowned teacher, Jane Elliot. June 10 2013

Jun 10, 2013
Ep. 045 - Negotiation Skills Applied to Social Engineering
01:37:45

Negotiation skills - how closely do they mirror Social Engineering? Join us and our guest, Jenny “The Radcliffe” Radcliffe as we discuss these topics

May 13, 2013
Ep. 044 - Do you trust me?
01:16:52

Trust. It is the foundation that every relationship must have to succeed. Our guest Dr. Paul Zak spent many years studying trust. Join us as he answers questions like: What is trust? What chemical creates trust? How can you make someone ooze with that chemical? Do synthetic trust products work? Does Dave’s creepy hugging actually have any hint of truth?

Apr 09, 2013
Ep. 043b - SPECIAL - Employee Security: Should we Educate or Ignore
34:39

We don’t do it often… but when a topic so fitting comes up we just get together and chat about it. Yesterday a well known author wrote an article that stated basically “security gets in the way of having fun on the Internet”. This topic is close to us as we all focus on education and security. Enjoy the chat… March 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013
Ep. 043 Social Engineering without a pretext
01:17:41

Join us with Seena Sharp of Sharp Marketing as she helps us understand if it possible to social engineer with out the use of pretexting. She is the author of the book “Competitive Intelligence Advantage” She answers questions like: What type of information is the most important? How to collect valuable data? What are the best sources? And much much more!

Mar 11, 2013
Ep. 042 - Thank you for Social Engineering Me!
01:16:39

Imagine having the power to not only social engineer anyone into giving over information with out hesitation but actually being happy for having done it? Our long time friend and podcast guest, Robin Dreeke talks about context framing and how we use it to leave our targets saying, “Thank you sir, may I have another?” Date Feb 18, 2013

Feb 18, 2013
Ep. 041 - Framing Your Life and Becoming Inspirational
01:21:13

Framing is one topic that can make or break the success of a social engineer. What if you could harness the power to reframe yourself to become anything despite any obstacle? Christine Ha is this months guest and she is truly a success story, an inspiration and a star example of re-framing. Date Jan 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013
Ep. 040 - Putting the Psycho in Social Engineering
01:17:59

As social engineers we don’t often have to deal with the negative aspects of psychology, but this month we do. Retired FBI Profiler and international trainer and speaker, Mary Ellen O’Toole joins us to discuss identifying psychopaths and much much more.

Dec 11, 2012
Ep. 039 - Information Gathering on Steroids
01:30:23

Our guest this week is notorious forensics guru from the UK, Nick Furneaux. Nick discusses with us the magic of API manipulation. He gave us some free “posh” tips for making websites dump the data we want as social engineers. Try these things below: Download and install the Firefox addon - JSONView Try:- https://api.twitter.com/1/users/lookup.json?screen_name=BarackObama https://api.twitter.com/1/users/lookup.json?screen_name=MittRomney http://code.google.com/apis/ajax/playground/ The last one will find all tweets within 2 miles of the GPS coors (central london) that contains the words London Riot. Replace as desired! http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=london%20riot&geocode=51.50733,%20-0.12768,2ml&include_entities=true&result_type=mixed This type of data mining can lead to searchable and impressive results for any social engineer. Follow Nick on his twitter account, NickFX Till next month

Nov 11, 2012
Ep. 038 - Live from DerbyCon 2012
01:32:53

DerbyCon V2.0 was an epic con. The team was all present to share if a few firsts - and our first live podcast from DerbyCon… Check it out Date Oct 15, 2012

Oct 15, 2012
Ep. 037 - “Trust Me I’m Lying” An Interview with Ryan Holiday
01:25:57

Media Manipulation. What Is it? How does it work? Can you really make people see, buy and read things? Ryan is an experienced and talented media manipulator.

Sep 10, 2012
Ep. 036 - LIVE From Defcon 20: Social-Engineer Anniversary
01:22:29

3 years - wow. A truly humbling journey its been. 3 years we have spent researching, dissecting and analyzing all manner of human influence. With the most successful SECTF to date, we celebrate our 36th in style - AT DEFCON 20. The panel has changed (we miss you Jim), the topics have gotten deeper and the quality has gotten better. What did this year include? How did the SECTF go? Well, find out as you join us for our 3 year anniversary LIVE!

Jul 31, 2012
Ep. 035 - Mastering Elicitation with John Nolan
01:50:29

The art of obtaining information without ever asking a question, known as elicitation, is a skill that can make you a master social engineer. Join us as we talk with author and expert on this topic, John Nolan. Date June 11, 2012

Jun 10, 2012
Ep. 034 - Beating the Polygraph - Social Engineer Style
01:59:53

Can the polygraph be beaten? How can a social engineer utilize non-verbal communication to become an professional interviewer? Join us with our guest Mike Liwiki, an FBI veteran and professional Polygraph examiner as we answer these questions. Date May 14 2012

May 14, 2012
Ep. 033 - Hacking Human Behavior
01:28:39

Hackers are people who like to understand the deeper things in life. Those who aren’t satisfied with boundaries or being told how to think or what to do. Our guest this month is a true “hacker”, Josh Klein. Join us as we discuss what is hacking this month. Date April 09 2012

Apr 08, 2012
Ep. 032 - Non-Verbal Human Hacking
02:05:43

Emotions cause an involuntary muscular response that last only 1/25th of second to 1 sec on a human face. Being able to decode these reactions can help a person communicate on a very deep and personal level. But how can they be used as a social engineer? Join us and Dr. Paul Ekman, world renowned for his research into microexpressions, as we explore this fascinating topic Release Date March 12 2012

Mar 12, 2012
Ep. 031 - Profiling People with Social Media
01:46:01

Being able to build a successful profile is an essential tool for a social engineer. There are tools out there that specialize in gathering and detailing information on targets. What about social media? Chris Sumner helps us to use social media to build effective profiles on our targets Release Date Feb 13 2012 Download Standard Podcasts [...]

Feb 13, 2012
Ep. 029 - Force Multipliers in Modern Social Engineering
01:34:33

What can you do if a loved one was kidnapped and the government couldn’t help? The Halo Corp is a group of ex-Military commando’s that specialize in rescuing and recovering of people in very dangerous circumstances. We invited Brad Barker, the CEO of The Halo Corp onto the podcast to discuss how they use Social Engineering. Release Date December 12 2011 Download Standard Podcasts [...]

Dec 12, 2011
Ep. 028 – Getting Physical With Social Engineering
01:38:06

Physical Social Engineering is a very interesting topic. Although it is the easiest method into a company it is also the hardest type of pentest to sell to clients. We discuss this topic with two experienced and professional physical social engineers, Sharon Conheady and Munya Kanaventi. Release Date November 14 2011

Nov 14, 2011
Ep. 027 - No Hype NLP for Social Engineers
02:05:20

NLP is a subject of much debate in the security world as well in the science community. This podcast we delve deep into the top… dissecting what NLP is, how it is used in daily life, in the medical field, for therapy and of course, how it can be used by social engineers.

Oct 10, 2011
Ep. 026 - Kevin Mitnick - Raw, Uncensored and Uncut
02:03:23

Probably no other name is thought of more when people talk about social engineering than Kevin Mitnick. Kevin’s new book, “Ghost in the Wires” is now on the New York Times Best Seller list and there is a lot of comments, debates and opinions about Kevin floating around. The Social-Engineer.Org crew asks the questions that the rest of the world is afraid.

Sep 12, 2011
Ep. 025 - Social-Engineer.Org Live at Defcon 19
01:53:27

Our live podcast from Defcon 19 Download Standard Podcasts [...]

Aug 15, 2011
Ep. 024 - The Authors of Metasploit: A Penetration Testers Guide
01:30:26

Our guests this month are people you all know and love… but this time we talk to Muts, Jim, Dookie… oh and Dave (and a special GUEST) about the release of their book, Metasploit: A Penetration Testers Guide in this first interview with the crew about their book. Release Date July 11 2011

Jul 12, 2011
Ep. 023 - Social Engineer Yourself Into Rational Thought
01:37:16

Our guest Dan Airely is a behavioral economist. He is a renowned author and speaker on the topics of Predictable Irrationality.

Jun 13, 2011
Ep. 022 - Social Engineering for the Masses
01:32:27

Our guest Aaron Delwiche is a TED speaker and a college professor that focuses on the use of propaganda. His site is devoted to understanding how it works. Release Date May 19 2011

May 18, 2011
Ep. 021 - Special Edition BackTrack 5 and Infected Mushroom
01:10:35

Our favorite linux distribution is about to release its new version - BackTrack5. How better to announce the release than by a big ol’ podcast complete with Infected Mushroom and almost the whole dev crew - Release Date May 05 2011

May 04, 2011
Ep. 020 - Rapid Rapport for Social Engineers
01:17:52

There are a lot of skills that a social engineer needs to be successful. With all the important skills out there, one of the most is building rapport.  We invited back one of our favorite guests, Robin Dreeke, to talk about how he builds rapport in 5 minutes or less. Release Date April 11 2011

Apr 11, 2011
Ep. 019 - Truth, Facts and the Telling The Story
01:08:18

Reporters have an amazing knack of getting information from people.  That alone interests us, but then you mix in their ability to take that info and make it interesting, make it captivating and make it real - that is an art.  We talk to a, in our opinion, superb reporter that works with CNET news as well as CBS Interactive, Elinor Mills.  She helps us to uncover the secrets to this art and see what we can learn. Release Date March 07 2011

Mar 07, 2011
Ep. 018 - Keeping Volunteers Motivated - Live at Shmoo 2011
01:54:28

Getting people to put their heart into their work can be achieved through many motivations.  If you have a job your employer does this through fair compensation and benefits. But how does one motivate volunteers when there is no money involved?  Not only that but keep them motivated day after day and year after year?  Join us as we  discuss this topic and a very special announcement with Johny Long, DualCore and the crew live at Shmoo 2011.

Feb 15, 2011
Ep. 017 - Dissecting The Art of Human Hacking
02:00:32

There has been a lot of buzz about the new book, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking.  Along with the “buzz” is some very positive reviews and feedback.  The team at Social-Engineer.Org decided to gather a selection from the community as well as the SEORG team and interview the author, their very own Chris Hadnagy. Release Date Jan 10 2011

Jan 10, 2011
Ep. 016 - We Are Not The Jedi You Are Looking For…
01:56:01

In the movies a Jedi hand wave can force a target to think or act the way they want, but in real life what is needed to “influence” targets to think and act the way you want? Anchoring and Elicitation are two powerful tools of the social engineer. Join us as professional social engineer and FBI agent Robin Dreeke helps us to analyze these two powerful aspects of social engineering. Release Date Dec 12 2010

Dec 13, 2010
Ep. 015 - Using Deception as a Social Engineer
01:34:53

Deception is very hard to understand.  What if we could write an algorithm that would dissect deception allow us to delve in at a molecular level?  This month’s podcast does that.  We talk with a psychologist and research that has dedicated his life to defining and understanding deception. Release Date Nov 8 2010

Nov 08, 2010
Ep. 014 - I S.E.e What You Are Thinking
01:26:23

Non-Verbal Communication is the way our bodys, faces, hands and feet tell the story about what our true thoughts are.  Join us this month as we talk with one of the world’s leading experts in non-verbal communications, Joe Navarro.  A 25 year veteran of the FBI and leading researcher into Body Language and Non-Verbal Communications, Joe helps us to see how these are used to both deceive and detect deception.

Oct 11, 2010
Ep. 013 - Social Engineering The Hustle
01:57:22

Looking for social engineering skills in interesting jobs has always been a theme of our podcast since the beginning. Our guest this month made a career out of scamming people on camera, but with no malicious intent.  Paul Wilson is a magician, consultant to some of the biggest stars in the world as well as professional con artist.  Join us as we discuss his experiences and what he has learned.  Release Date 13 September 2010

Sep 13, 2010
Ep. 012 - Social-Engineer.Org Anniversary Edition at Defcon 18
01:47:33

WOW.  Our first year is just about over and here is our 1st year anniversary episode.We hope you enjoy the social-engineer crew live at DEF CON with a room of about 100 people asking questions and getting involved in the fun. Thank you for the great year and we look forward to whats in store.

Aug 09, 2010
Ep. 011 - Extreme Social Engineering - Defying Human Nature
01:34:20

What happens when the results of not being successful can cause jail time?  Is there a way to use SE skills to keep you from the slammer?  We talk to Dale Carson’s author of “Arrest Proof Yourself” about this very topic

Jul 12, 2010
Ep. 010 - Social Engineering - Past, Present and Future
01:42:34

A round table discussion with some of the brightest minds in social engineering. We will discuss future of social engineering and hear some really cool stories of actual exploits.

Jun 14, 2010
Ep. 009 - Subliminal Persuasion for Social Engineers
01:25:37

Join us as we interview one of the world’s leading experts in unconscious persuasion.  Kevin helps us to analyze the methods that people are manipulated while on auto pilot. We dig deep and learn some of most amazing tips on persuasion you will ever hear. .]

May 10, 2010
Ep. 008 The Social Engineering Zero Day Revealed!
01:17:52

The information contained in this podcast is some of the most mind blowing we have ever released.  An intimate talk with someone who has detailed knowledge of how to perform identity theft. He outlines, details and shows how these attacks are performed then talks with us how we can mitigate these attacks.  You will not want to miss this one. Download Standard Podcast [...]

Apr 12, 2010