Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The SE Etc. Series. This series will be hosted by Chris Hadnagy, CEO of Social-Engineer LLC, and The Innocent Lives Foundation, as well as Social-Engineer.Org and The Institute for Social Engineering. Chris will be joined by his co-host Patrick Laverty as they discuss topics pertaining to the world of Social Engineering. [Nov 28, 2022] 


Ep. 188 – SE Etc Series – Training to be a Social Engineer with Patrick and Chris

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Show Notes

Ep. 216

00:00 – Intro 

00:24 – Patrick Laverty Intro 

00:43 – Intro Links 

03:26 – Todays Topic: How do you become a Social Engineer? 

05:16 – The Art of the Conversation  

05:36 – The old college try! 

07:49 – It’s all in the report 

11:37 – OSINT: The SE Lifeblood 

13:53 – How do you learn this? 

16:48 – Don’t rely on tools, rely on OSINT 

19:14 – The APSE origin story  

25:13 – It’s really about communication  

25:45 – Learning from DISC 

29:24 – It’s not all bad 

30:24 – This isn’t 9 to 5 

33:50 – Conversation with a purpose 

34:57 – Back to the reports 

38:27 – APSE and beyond 

43:36 – Sorry…Invite Only 

45:50 – ‘Tis the season 

46:41 – Never stop learning 

48:27 – Always different, never boring  

49:32 – The next generation  

51:28 – Coming up next month 

52:03 – Wrap Up & Outro 



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