This is an online resource for security professionals, adversarial simulators (pentesters), as well as enthusiasts desiring to learn about social engineering. However, you may be asking, “What is Social Engineering?” It’s a blend of science, psychology and art. And, while it is amazing and complex, it is also very simple.

Therefore, we define social engineering as,  “Any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest” (Christopher Hadnagy, Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2018). We define it in very broad and general terms because we feel that social engineering is not always negative. It can also encompass how we communicate with our parents, therapists, children, spouses, and others.

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Social-Engineer Blog

Educational content about everything from social engineering to psychology.

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Social-Engineer Podcast

Home of the Human Element Series and the SEcurity Awareness Series

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Social-Engineer Newsletter

Monthly article that delves deep into social engineering topics.

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The Podcast


The Social-Engineer Podcast is a semimonthly discussion hosted by a panel of security experts that make up the SEORG Crew. We include guests from diverse backgrounds to discuss human behavior and its implications for information security.

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The Social-Engineer Framework is a searchable information resource for people wishing to learn more about the psychological, physical and historical aspects of social engineering.

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