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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. 146 - Demand Transparency with a blue shirt with Jason Frank

    May 17 2021
    In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Jason Frank.  Jason has an extensive background in helping both government and Fortune 100 organizations, and has served a course instructor for the Black Hat security conference. Jason is now currently the COO at SpecterOps, where he is accountable for execution of the company. He oversees the Adversary Simulation and Detection delivery capabilities, where he helps clients to understand, detect, and respond to adversaries. May 17, 2021   00:00 – Intro  Social-Engineer.com  Social-Engineer.org  InnocentLivesFoundation.org  Human Hacking Book  Vishing as a Service (VaaS)  Phishing as a Service (PHaaS)  HumanHackingBook.com  Slack Channel  @HumanHacker on Twitter  CLUTCH  03:05 – Podcast Guest Jason Frank Intro   03:22 – Jason at BlackHat  03:30 - SpecterOps  04:34 – How Jason got to where he is  08:50 – Curiousity and motivation born from failing at a CTF  09:50 – Adversary Simulation – why is Jason using this phrase?  12:32 – Where are we in the current security culture?  16:11 – How to get attention of stakeholders, what concepts do you put in play?  18:03 – Reactive vs. Proactive  21:56 – How can corporations prepare for and mitigate attacks?  23:39 – What are the business repercussions of not letting machines talk to each other, and only the server?  25:45 – What are the more recent attacks you’ve seen coming up that people should be looking for?  28:14 – Knowledge bombs – terminology that people can look up to recognize “low hanging fruit” they may be missing – Bloodhound  30:00 – Cycles where certain things can be exploited such as ActiveDirectory  30:50 – What other things do companies need to be watching for  32:14  – PowerShell  33:44 – What are some action steps that corporations should start taking right now?  34:51 – Colleagues Jason respects most in the industry  Andrew Morris founder of GreyNoise  Dane Stuckey from Palantir  Jason Hill from DHS CISA  Bryan Beyer and Keith McCammon from Red Canary  36:50 – Jason's Book Recommendations  Creativity Inc.  Principles: Life and Work  Get A Grip  38:31 – Wrap-Up  @jasonjfrank on Twitter  Jason J Frank on LinkedIn  @joemontmania on Twitter (Ryan MacDougall)  @HumanHacker on Twitter (Chris Hadnagy)  @InnocentOrg on Twitter (Innocent Lives Foundation) 
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    41 mins
  • Ep. 145 - Baking a Human Behavior Cake with Jack Schafer

    May 10 2021
    In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by industry professional Jack Schafer, PhD.  Dr. Schafer is a psychologist, professor, intelligence consultant, and former FBI Special Agent. Dr. Schafer spent fifteen years conducting counter-intelligence and counterterrorism investigations, and seven years as a behavioral analyst for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program.  May 10, 2021     00:00 - Intro  Social-Engineer.com  Vishing as a Service (VaaS)  Phishing as a Service (PHaaS)  Black Hat  Slack Channel  Clutch  Innocent Lives Foundation  03:32 - Introduction to Dr. Jack Schafer, PhD.  04:54 - How Jack decided to start training people in his field after retirement  07:46 - Why is rapport building important?  11:49 - How do you stop rapport from being used against you?  13:51 - Explaining “The Truth Bias”  15:37 - Rapport works across different cultures  18:15 - The basic human need to correct other people  19:28 - Integrating the knowledge of that need into work as an FBI agent - “Brian’s Loop”  23:01 - People don’t answer yes or no, they answer Yes+, No+, I Don’t Know+  23:19 - Flattery  25:13 - Roundabout vs Direct Approach  26:45 - The “right” way is the way that works for you  29:58 - The Truth “Default Mode” and breaking the baseline  33:05 - Verbal vs. Non-Verbal Cues  36:19 - Get A Commitment  37:36 - Why does getting a commitment work on humans?  39:50 - The Lip Purse  42:40 - Wrap Up  The Like Switch  The Truth Detector  Emma  44:45 - Jack’s Mentors  46:30 - Contact Jack  Jack Schafer on LinkedIn  Email: jackschafer500@yahoo.com  47:06 - Outro  Maxie Reynolds on Twitter  Maxie Reynolds on Instagram  Chris Hadnagy on Twitter  Social-Engineer on Instagram  www.social-engineer.com  www.social-engineer.org  www.humanhackingconference.com  www.humanhackingbook.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org  Social-Engineering Slack Channel  CLUTCH   
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    48 mins
  • Ep. 144 - Adaptive Problem Solving with Ashley Rose

    Apr 19 2021
    In this episode of the SECurity Awareness Series of the SEPodcast, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Ashley Rose, the CEO of Living Security. Listen in as they discuss the best methods to teach cybersecurity awareness, as well as the unique advantages when using escape rooms to do so.  April 19, 2021   00:00 – Introduction  Social-Engineer.com  Slack  Clutch  03:12 – Introduction to Ashley Rose  04:31 – Ashley’s path into cybersecurity awareness  10:59 – Developing an escape room that teaches cybersecurity  15:02 – How Living Security adapted to the pandemic  22:16 – How Ashley gets the attention of potential clients  26:00 – Why “adaptive problem solving” is a vital skill  28:49 – How this training is increasing security awareness  30:47 – The industry’s unhealthy focus on compliance  34:41 – The science that went into developing the training  36:49 – How training can be individualized to increase effectiveness  41:42 – Ashley's contact info  www.livingsecurity.com  Living Security on Twitter  Ashley on LinkedIn  Ashley on Twitter  42:28 – Ashley's most respected colleagues  Venus Goodwine   Chris Nickerson  44:40 – Ashley’s action steps that corporations should start doing right now  49:06 – Ashley's book reccomendations  The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO  The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers  50:13 – Outro  Ryan on Twitter  Chris on Twitter  Ashley on Twitter  Living Security on Twitter  Ashley on LinkedIn  Social-Engineer.org   Social-Engineer.com  The Innocent Lives Foundation      
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    53 mins

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