The SEVillage At DEF CON 23


Are you ready to ru…….

DEF CON.  What emotions does that elicit in you?  For my team and me, it is a mixture of excitement and exhaustion. This year will prove to be no different; if anything, it will prove to be even more of both.

We just wanted to take a few moments to give you a brief overview of all the events we have planned for DEF CON so you can prepare yourself to spend as much time as possible in and around the SEVillage.

First of all, we have to take our hats off for the DEF CON crew.  Last year there was nothing short of a 45 minute wait at all times to just get in the SEVillage, so this year they answered all your cries for help by giving us triple the normal space we have.  Yes you heard it, over triple the normal space!  What are we planning to do with all that extra space?

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Social Engineering the Classroom


There are those who loved school and those who, like Ferris Bueller, loved getting out of school. You really can’t get much more classic SE than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but where the movie focused on the power of manipulation and rapport to escape, SEORG is getting more and more reports of students focused on Continue Reading >

What comes after the huffing and puffing?


In the midst of all the recent articles about information breaches, a trend is emerging. We seem to be hearing more lately that prevention of breaches, while not to be ignored, should not be the sole focus of digital or physical security programs. More news articles, tweets from the infosec community, and even commercial products Continue Reading >

Implicit Bias – Chances Are, You Have One


Here’s an oldie but goodie. A man and his son are in a serious car accident and both are taken to the emergency room, unconscious. The boy is wheeled immediately into surgery. The surgeon takes one look at him and says, “I can’t operate on this child, he’s my son.” Who is the surgeon?