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In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by social engineering and insider threats expert: Lisa Forte. Learn how Lisa went from fighting terrorists and real-life sea pirates to being an expert on cybercrime and social engineering. Discover how scammers are taking advantage of global uncertainty and understand how to protect yourself from attack.
00:00 – Introduction to Lisa Forte
02:38 – Lisa's path to a career in social engineering
05:27 – The psychology that terrorists use to recruit teenagers
07:52 – Lisa's experience with fighting cyber crime
08:43 – Why Lisa named her cyber security company “Red Goat”
10:23 – The world pandemic made hospitals and their supply chains vulnerable to attack
14:38 – Keep secure by realizing the value of the information you possess
21:25 – Ego suspension is a required skill for a good social engineer
25:47 – Find someone who gives you honest feedback
27:28 – How Chris deals with harsh criticism
34:44 – Lisa's Vlog: “Rebooting”
35:44 – Lisa's and Chris’s experience with exposure therapy.
40:00 – How scammers take advantage of global uncertainty
42:37 – Law enforcement has a big disadvantage when fighting cyber crime
45:42: Lisa’s Contact info:
46:56 – Lisa's Book recommendation
50:20 – Outro