In This Issue: “Understanding the Power of Social Proof or, “How I Became Comfortable with Just Fitting In!” All of us have likely experienced influence through social proof. Because it’s such a powerful form of influence it’s a concept that we should understand thoroughly.
In This Issue: “Manufacturing Emotion: Using Emotional Connections in Elicitation.” Dr. Ekman identified 7 basic universal emotions. Each is tied to the way we react to situations and stimuli. Find out how this can be used by professional social engineers.
In This Issue: “Phishing, Vishing & SmiShing, Oh My!” Chris Hadnagy takes a look back at 2015 to see what we can learn about malicious social engineering attacks and what we need to do moving forward.
In This Issue: “Social Media and the Social Engineer.” How can a company promote itself and not make themselves a target? Chris Hadnagy outlines 3 steps that can help.
The DEF CON 23 SECTF Results Webinar is a 45-minute presentation featuring an analysis of results from the official 2015 SECTF Report. Followed by a short question and answer forum. Find out how to register.
In This Issue: “The Path to Becoming a Resourceful Social Engineer.” Planning, perspective taking, and creativity. Three steps that will get you on the path to becoming a resourceful social engineer.
In This Issue: “Lessons from SE Attacks in the Wild.” What can we learn about social engineering from XCode Ghost, the VW diesel dupe, and People’s Security? Read on….
In This Issue: “Real World Vishing Techniques.” At Social-Engineer our goal is to leave the target feeling better for having met us. Professional pentester, Jess Clark, discusses some techniques for doing so.