We’ve got great news! Plans are in motion for The Human Hacking Conference (HHC) 2021, so mark your calendar for March 11-13, 2021. Look for the link to register for the HHC in the Bonus Section of this blog!! Did you attend this year’s HHC? Then you no doubt agree with HHC trainer Robin Dreeke, who described it as a “…triumphal event” “and . . . probably the safest environment you could possibly be in. Everyone was there to help each other learn, grow and collaborate together.” From Dreeke’s comment, it’s evident that the HHC’s core value, “leave them feeling better for having met you”, influenced the entire event. Whether you are a returning attendee, or plan to attend for the first time, what can you expect from the Human Hacking Conference 2021? We’ll give you a sneak peek and briefly outline the history of the HHC.
About the Human Hacking Conference
The HHC is sponsored by the Social Engineering Village. It was founded by world-renowned “human hacking” expert, author, and corporate security advisor Chris Hadnagy. The HHC teaches techniques in human deception, body language analysis, cognitive agility, intelligence research, and security best practices. It features multi-hour learning tracks taught by world-renowned leaders in behavior, physiology, deception, technology, and psychology. They explore such topics as Nonverbal Communication, Pentesting, Physical and Psychological Influence, and Personal Development. The HHC also features a variety of speaking sessions ranging from expert-level presenters with fast-paced content, to panels and keynotes. In addition, there are three evening events plus networking opportunities. So, now that you know about the HHC, it’s time to introduce you to the trainers.
The Human Hacking Conference 2021 Trainers
We have amazing trainers lined up for the multi-hour learning tracks. Returning for the Human Hacking Conference 2021 are Dov Baron, Brittney Caldwell, Robin Dreeke, Joe Navarro, Stephanie Paul, Ian Rowland, and R. Paul Wilson. Joining the HHC trainers in 2021 will be Mark Bowden, Shelby Dacko, Chris Hadnagy, Chase Hughes, Curt Klump, Ryan MacDougal, and Maxie Reynolds. Here’s a preview of what to expect from the workshops.
Dov Baron — Outsmart the Competition
Baron aka “The Dragonist”, is a corporate cultural strategist with over 30 years of international speaking on the evolving world of NextGen leadership. Inc. Magazine lists Dov as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. He is the founder of “Full Monty Leadership” and a bestselling author. Dov’s workshop focuses on finding your Dragon Fire that can and will fuel you, even in crisis, to change anything you want. He discusses the cognitive neuroscience of emotions known as both Emotional Logic and Affective Neuroscience. After attending this workshop, you come away with practical and effective leadership skills and strategies.
Mark Bowden—The Body Language of Trust & Credibility for Nonverbal Influence and Persuasion
Bowden is a bestselling author on body language and human behavior. He is well-known for his GesturePlane System, and the specific use of open palm hand gestures in what he coins as the “TruthPlane.” In this intriguing workshop, Mark demonstrates his TRUTHPLANE® GesturePlane System™. Mark shows how “It’s not often what you say – but how you say it that gets results.”
Brittney Caldwell — Exceptional Behaviors for Exceptional Results
Caldwell is a freelance actor, playwright, director, and the owner of The Vacation Theatre Group. She has 15 years of performance experience and directs Social-Engineer, LLC’s Masters Level Social Engineering training course. In Brittney’s workshop, see how non- verbal behaviors tell your story long before you ever say a word. Brittney teaches how to develop strategies to remain calm and on task while engaging. Brittney’s workshop gives you a set of tools enabling you to create non-verbal behaviors that produce exceptional results.
Shelby Dacko — ALL NEW Social Engineering (SE) Pentest
Dacko is a Professional Social Engineer with Social‐Engineer, LLC and volunteers for the Innocent Lives Foundation. Her specialties include vishing, OSINT work, and educational material production. Shelby teams up with Curt Klump to teach Day Two of the three-day ALL NEW SE Pentest workshop that takes you through the process of conducting three main aspects of a remote SE Pentest. In Day Two of the workshop, Shelby and Curt focus on vishing. Attendees learn what vishing is, the psychology of vishing, as well as how to develop a flags list and a pretext. And, you get hands on experience in vishing. All exercises in this workshop culminate with information you need for Day Three.
Robin Dreeke — How to Assess People Like an FBI Behavioral Expert
Dreeke is a retired FBI Special Agent and former Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. He is the CEO of People Formula, a behavioral analysis expert and a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and bestselling author. Robin’s workshop consists of three blocks, each with a specific goal and takeaway. To begin with, in Block One you will learn ten specific techniques to develop in-person and virtual rapport. Next, Block Two demonstrates the five steps to building trust after rapport. Robin closes his workshop with Block Three by focusing on the six signs of trustworthiness and predictability.
Chris Hadnagy — ALL NEW SE Pentest
Hadnagy aka “the Human Hacker”, is a security consultant, author, speaker, and professional social engineer. He is the CEO of Social‐Engineer, LLC, a consulting and training company specializing in social engineering. Chris teams up with Maxie Reynolds for Day Three of the ALL NEW SE Pentest track, which focuses on phishing. Attendees learn what phishing is, the psychology of phishing, and how to set up a corporate phishing program. With the data learned from Days One and Two, attendees develop four levels of a single phish to use against a target. At the end of this course those who graduate receive a certificate of passing if they accomplish all three days of work while remaining within the boundaries and the rules of the class.
Chase Hughes —Human Tradecraft
Hughes is a bestselling author and the CEO of Applied Behavior Research. He is recognized as one of the top behavior profilers in the United States, with 20 years of creating the most advanced behavior skills courses and tactics available worldwide. At HHC 2021, Chase’s workshop introduces you to human behavior skills and delves into the six elements of pure influence. Discover how to hear between the lines in less than six minutes. Chase also teaches the fourteen most effective things to look for when reading body language.
Curt Klump — ALL NEW SE Pentest
A Professional Social Engineer and Human Risk analyst with Social-Engineer, LLC, Curt is a jack-of-all-trades with some level of expertise in construction, acting, directing, music, and biomanufacturing. Curt teams up with Shelby Dacko to teach Day Two of the ALL NEW SE Pentest track, which focuses on vishing. Attendees learn what vishing is, the psychology of vishing, as well as how do develop a flags list and a pretext. In this workshop you get hands on experience in vishing. All exercises culminate with information you need for Day Three.
Ryan MacDougall — ALL NEW SE Pentest
Ryan is a subject matter expert in areas of network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis and social engineering. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Open Source Intelligence trainer for Social-Engineer, LLC and runs operations during penetration tests and exercises with their clients, as well as managing client relationships. Ryan is a multiyear Blackhat conference trainer and DEFCON SEVillage speaker regarding social engineering and open source intelligence gathering. He will be teaching Day One of the all new SE Pentest. Ryan will focus on the life blood of every social engineer’s life…OSINT. This part of the course will focus on what OSINT is, how it can be used, and how you can hone your skills to make you a successful social engineer.
Joe Navarro — Using Nonverbal Communications in a Forensic Setting
For 25 years, Joe served as an FBI special agent working both criminal and counterintelligence matters. He is a bestselling author and considered one of the world’s leading experts on human behavior and nonverbal communications. In this workshop, Joe shows how FBI agents use nonverbals in a forensic setting. He also shows how body language is used to assess for inconsistencies between what is said and what is truly felt.
Stephanie Paul — How to Develop Powerful Influential Stories and Persuasive Characters
Paul is the founder of Stephanie Paul, Inc which specializes in coaching executives, sales teams, TEDx speakers, and fundraisers to become master communicators. She brings with her twenty-nine years of entertainment experience as an actress and an improv, as well as a stand-up and sketch comedian. Stephanie’s highly interactive learning track teaches effective skills and tools for developing influential and convincing story structure. As an additional bonus, you also learn entertainment tricks of the trade.
Maxie Reynolds — ALL NEW SE Pentest
Reynolds is a Physical Pentester and Professional Social Engineer with Social-Engineer, LLC. She is a certified Ethical Hacker, and Digital Forensic Investigator with a background in Oil and Gas. Maxie teams up with Chris Hadnagy for Day Three of the ALL NEW SE Pentest track, which focuses on Phishing. Attendees learn what phishing is, the psychology of phishing, and how to set up a corporate phishing program. With the data learned from Days One and Two, attendees develop four levels of a single phish to use against a target. At the end of this course those who graduate receive a certificate of passing if they accomplish all three days of work while remaining within the boundaries and the rules of the class.
Ian Rowland — Cold Reading
Rowland aka “The Mind Man,” is a corporate speaker, trainer and consultant. Ian helps people and companies to be more successful by teaching amazing, transformative mind skills that deliver practical benefits in life and in business. Ian’s workshop, reveals the art of cold reading and how to apply these techniques to business contexts. Rowland’s workshop also features live demonstrations and practice sessions. See firsthand that cold reading is an amazing, practical and useful communication skill.
R. Paul Wilson— Physical and Psychological Influence: Impossible Deception
R. Paul Wilson is a filmmaker, author, and award-winning conjuror and magician. Wilson’s highly interactive and entertaining workshop prepares attendees to recognize and evade future attacks based on human deception. Take a deep dive into how con artists, fraudsters, hackers and social engineers design methods of attack to deceive victims around the world.
Plan to be Amazed!
The HHC is a cornerstone educational event where you receive expert training on how to hack thoughts, actions, and the people around you. The skills and insights you gain from attending the HHC benefit you both personally and professionally. This quote from HHC 2020 trainer Robin Dreeke sums up what you can expect, “I was excited to share my content. But even more excited to be an attendee. The cast of characters were phenomenal.”
Plan to attend and be amazed by the Human Hacking Conference 2021! Follow us on our social media to see exclusive sneak peek videos with our trainers!
But wait…there’s more! The registration for the HHC is now live!! Don’t delay—register here.
If you missed the first Human Hacking Conference, our special podcast and blog give you a behind the scenes look at HHC 2020.
Social-Engineer podcast host, Chris Hadnagy, speaks with several of the amazing trainers who presented at the 2020 Human Hacking Conference. Get key takeaways from their presentations. You can listen to the podcast here.
You can also read about the 2020 Human Hacking Conference in our blog, “The Human Hacking Conference: Year Alpha”.