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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
    2022 Social-Engineer, LLC
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  • Aug 8 2022
    Today Chris is talking with Hala Taha. Hala, who has been dubbed the “The Podcast Princess,” is the host of Young and Profiting (YAP) Podcast, which is frequently ranked as a #1 Education podcast across all apps. Hala is also the founder and CEO of YAP Media, a social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs. She is well-known for her engaged following and influence on LinkedIn, and she landed the January 2021 cover of Podcast Magazine.    Hala is an expert on networking, personal branding, leadership, social media, side hustles, entrepreneurship and podcasting. [Aug 8th, 2022]    00:00 – Intro   Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing Managed Email Phishing  Adversarial Simulations  Social-Engineer channel on SLACK  CLUTCH  innocentlivesfoundation.org  02:05 – Hala Taha Intro  03:14 – How did you end up running a media company?  05:43 – The journey towards starting YAP Media  07:01 – The early days of podcasting  09:22 – Resources for podcasting (2018 vs 2022)  10:38 – How did you transform a podcast into a media company?  16:20 – Taking Risks vs Being Smart  18:29 – The importance of pure intentions  20:44 – The secrets to finding like-minded team members  21:56 – What have been your biggest struggles while growing your company?  22:52 – Quality time with a remote team  24:51 – Maintaining the work-culture across time zones  26:35 – Tips for starting out  30:25 – Building the right foundation  32:27 – Find Hala online  Podcast link: https://linktr.ee/YAPwithHala  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yapwithhala  Twitter: https://twitter.com/YAP_Podcast  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/  33:15 – Who have been your mentors?  Father  Heather Monahan  Jordan Harbinger  35:21 – Book Recommendations:  The Like Switch – Jack Schafer 36:17 – Guest Wrap Up  36:28 – Outro  www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org  
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    37 mins
  • Jul 18 2022

    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 

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    50 mins
  • Jul 11 2022

    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 

    48:32 – Guest Wrap Up & Outro 

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    49 mins

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