Congratulations! You survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday (personally, I’m holding out for “Free Cookies Friday”), but what now? You could sit back and enjoy your spoils of war, ahem, I mean shopping, or you could start a new tradition: Post-Cyber-Monday checklist. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s not up there with “Free Cookie Friday” but it is so much more necessary. To help you out in this new tradition, we have compiled a checklist of six simple steps for securing your digital self.
People like to be appreciated and know they are good at what they do. This goes for social engineering pentesters, too. We are contracted to think like the bad guys but are actually the good guys. This means we don’t post the details of a cool hack we found to get through a specific organization’s Continue Reading >
As sophisticated, targeted attacks become increasingly prevalent, today’s organizations are being challenged, now more than ever. In effort to shed light on the nature of these types of attacks, Social-Engineer hosts an annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) competition at the DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas. At this conference the security elite Continue Reading >
An article from Dark Reading came out earlier this month that is still getting a lot of traction in the news. What’s the big band wagon that everyone is scrambling to jump on? It’s simple. Train employees on social engineering tactics. The article points out that more than half of security professionals say that social Continue Reading >
“This is DerbyCon” where the final words echo’ed in a very emotional closing video that David Kennedy put together for the ending of the DerbyCon 4.0 Conference. Its a con… why would it affect anyone so strongly? Don’t we all just go to these things to see new hacks, spend some quality time with beer Continue Reading >
Lots of questions have been coming in regards our DerbyCon Contest to be held at our Social-Engineer, Inc. sponsor booth. So let me take a few moments to answer the questions and outline the competition. We wanted to have something fun, challenging and also unique. Chris reached out to the National Institute of Polygraph Examiners and Continue Reading >
Social-Engineer is on the road again! This time you’ll see our friendly faces popping up in Louisville, KY at DerbyCon, 24-28 September. In true SEORG style, we’ll be hitting the ground at 150 mph leaving secret decoder rings and lock picks in our wake. You’ll have plenty of chances to say hello to Chris and meet Continue Reading >