DEF CON 22: The SEVillage 2.0

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The sweat has finally dried and we are back to the normal swing of things here at Social-Engineer. I scoff at my own ridiculous self as I write that sentence and say, “What is normal?”

But never-the-less, we wanted to give you a small glimpse of the craziness that was DEF CON 22 and the SEVillage.  Let’s start off by saying that this was the best year so far.  The best in regards to the Village, to the SECTF competition, to the SECTF4Kids and in regards to DEF CON.

Also it’s notable to mention that we hit DEF CON running at full bore.  It is right after Black Hat, where we held our 4 day version of the “Advanced Practical Social Engineering” Course.  That class was so packed there was standing room only and it went off amazing.  The new venue was great and the students this year where engaging, intelligent and very diverse.  It was a real pleasure to have that class.

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Winning the SECTF – DEF CON 22

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As written by Stephanie Carruthers The Social Engineering Capture The Flag (SECTF) is a competition that is held at DEF CON. The competition is comprised of two parts, an information gathering phase and live call phase. A target company is randomly assigned and the information gathering stage begins with research of the company (by only using Continue Reading >

DEF CON 22 – Are You Ready?

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Are you ready for blistering 115-degree heat, the never-ending press of black t-shirts, and fast-talking social engineers? Then you, my friend, are ready for DEF CON 22! Social-Engineer.Org have so much goodness to tell you about. First, let’s start with the Social Engineering Village. This will be our second year at running SE fun and Continue Reading >

The Social Engineering Infographic

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Social engineering. We can remember a time when typing that into a search engine lead to almost no return. Maybe some “free burger” videos or the like, but nothing about security. Jump forward to the present day and Social engineering is more than just “free burgers”, it is a vector used in over 66% of Continue Reading >

Victory Nonverbal

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Social engineers and psychologists may specialize in recognizing nonverbal cues but they have never won a Super Bowl with their skills. Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks secondary did exactly that. By decoding some of the hand signals Peyton Manning used in Super Bowl XLVIII to communicate with his receivers, the Seahawks gained an advantage over Continue Reading >

SECTF at DEF CON 22 – TAG TEAMS

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Wait?  Is it really that time again?  No, it can’t be.  I mean didn’t we just leave DEF CON, like what… five minutes ago?  (checks watch) Nope, its that time folks.  DEF CON will be upon us like a crazed starving vulture picking apart our brains and leaving us in heaps of sleepless, unshowered, prehuman Continue Reading >