A live edition of the podcast done at Shmoo Con. We had a very lively topic on how we use the information that is gathered on our social engineering audits. We invited TWO special guests, Tom Eston from Security Justice as well as Shawn Moyer. Both are experienced and seasoned pentesters and social engineers. We rip apart the information security field as well as policies, education and user relation in this podcast. Release Date 8 Feb 2010


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Using the Information We Gather As Social Engineers 006

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Show Notes

What is social engineering

Information Gathering is THE most important part of a social engineering audit. What we do with that information is important. What is available for us to harvest more and better information?

Tom_Eston-219x219Our two guests Tom Eston and Shawn Moyer will help us dissect this topic.

Tom hosts a site you will definitely want to check out: socialmediasecurity.com

  • What is the biggest threat to people in social networks?ShawnMoyer
  • What is the new social network that will change the way you harvest information?
  • Is there a way to protect our clients and their employees?
  • Can information show us patterns in our targets that can help us profile them
  • How does consumer culture help a social engineer?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes of the average user?
  • What is the best way to control users from exposing their companies to danger?

All of these questions and many, many more are discussed, dissected and answered in this one-of-a-kind podcast.

Thanks to our guest Tom and Shawn.



Of Course, we can’t thank Offensive Security enough for all of their help in making this happen.

This episode is sponsored by Spy Associates.

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