In This Issue: “How to Cope With the Physical and Psychological Toll of Social Engineering.” As a social engineer your job is to pretext, to be someone you’re not. Pretexting requires focus and ability to keep facts straight. What happens to the individuals involved in social engineering testing? Learn how to manage the challenges that come with professional social engineering.
In This Issue: “Spear Phishing – On the Rise and How to Protect Your Organization.” Spear phishing has become one of the most common sources of company breaches. In this newsletter we’ve outlined tree steps you can take to protect yourself and your company.
In This Issue: “Playing Well With Others: Human Interaction 101, “The Bump.” Learn about the importance of the approach, or “bump” in the development of rapport with people.
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.