I literally found just a few minutes before my next plane ride.. no, really I’m not kidding. We have been busy little social engineers. Last year was a year of growth, exploration and mental expansion.
I am finally getting a chance to let everyone know that the book has been released. Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security is loose and in the wild.
If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever imagine myself an author (let alone repeat author), I probably would have laughed. No, make that definitely would have laughed. I have been a social engineer for my whole life and professionally for at least 7 years focused on the art and it still floors me how much there is to learn out there about the science and psychology of this profession.
I’m excited to be a part of the process in educating people about nonverbal behavior and how it relates to security. I worked hard to include lots of visuals (nonverbal communication need pictures, right?) and concrete practical examples in this book to make it useful for protecting both your family and your business.
Writing these books is both my greatest stress and the professional accomplishment I am most proud of. InfoSec professionals are not an easy audience to please. You guys and gals know your stuff and will not tolerate posers of any kind. So to hear that I have the #4 and #5 books on Kaspersky’s list of “the books that the best minds of security industry dig in 2014,” is high praise indeed. Seriously, folks, I am humbled.
I hope you enjoy my blood, sweat and tears. The focus wasn’t just to write another book about social engineering, but to present the materials in such a way that it made the information easy to grasp and use. I’d love to hear your feedback regarding the book. Reach out and let me know what you think. I mean that, whether you love it or even if you hate it, please, tell me your thoughts. Those of you that had constructive criticism, feedback and even some harsh words on my first book helped me mold this one into a true work that I am proud to have my name on.
Of course, enough thanks cannot be said to my friend and mentor, Dr. Paul Ekman. He spent countless hours helping me make it perfect. Also, Paul Kelly, Ekman Group’s main trainer was my technical editor and paired together – this book is really amazing. Paul and Paul, thank you!
You can find out all the places to order or read portions of the book on Wiley’s Author Page.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy!