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The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks

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The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks

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I am an active listen and love it! Outstanding information, extremely informative! Love the guest speakers!

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I really love the show. Intelligent, insightful and funny. Keep it up

iTunes Ratings

91 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very Informative, Great Listen

By YorkNerd - Nov 02 2019
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I am an active listen and love it! Outstanding information, extremely informative! Love the guest speakers!

Amazing

By AngryLogan - Jun 28 2014
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I really love the show. Intelligent, insightful and funny. Keep it up

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The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks

Ep. 090 - Pro-tips on becoming a professional social engineer

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The single most asked question is "What do I need to do to be a professional social engineer?" This month is devoted to talking to our team.  Folks who had almost no SE experience before working with SECOM and now lead the market in all things SE.

Enjoy our new format while we talk about these topics:

  • Why is vishing so hard?
  • How can you become a master phisherman?
  • Pro-tips on SE Red Teaming?
  • The team's favorite books?
  • What Laurie would sound like if she was a 12 year boy?
  • Why does Kaz not understand Twitter?
  • So much more....

Book List:

Dan: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr

Bryan: CS Lewis - Chronicles of Narnia

Lee: Cryptonomicon Mass Market Paperback – by Neal Stephenson

Laurie: Of Sudden Origin - C Chase Hardwood

Amanda: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

Colin: Something Missing - Matthew Dicks

Amaya: At The Crossing Places -Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kaz: Any book on Twitter

Mike: Phishing Dark Waters - Hadnagy/Fincher

Michele: Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

Chris: Presence -Amy Cuddy

Feb 13 2017

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Ep. 075 - Scam Schooling The Social Engineer

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If you took 10 billion parts high energy, 10 billion parts social engineer and 10 billion parts raw awesome and blended them together, poured them in a mold and let them gel it would come out this month's guest.  Brian Brushwood is all that and more..... Nov 9, 2015

Nov 09 2015

1hr 11mins

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Ep. 034 - Beating the Polygraph - Social Engineer Style

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Can the polygraph be beaten? How can a social engineer utilize non-verbal communication to become an professional interviewer? Join us with our guest Mike Liwiki, an FBI veteran and professional Polygraph examiner as we answer these questions. Date May 14 2012

May 14 2012

1hr 59mins

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Ep. 104 - Having the Courage To Create a Tribe with Dov Baron

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How important is fitting into a tribe? Can you create a new tribe? If you do, will you be all alone? This month's guest, the fascinating Dov Baron, explores these questions and more.

You can find Dov on his website at: http://FullMontyLeadership.com

You can buy his book, Fiercely Loyal on Amazon

Apr 09 2018

1hr 6mins

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Ep 095 - Spies Like Us: From Standup to the CIA

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Emily Brandwin may be one of the funniest guests we have had on the show.  She is an ex-CIA agent, ex-Stand up comic, present day comedy writer.  No, we are serious.

You will enjoy this conversation where:

  • We find out how a haiku landed her in the CIA?
  • Why did she even apply in the first place?
  • Pretexting, pretexting and more pretexting - top tips from a spy
  • Does Chris really own a cat suit?
  • Can he truly speak pirate?
  • There is just so much more....

This is one to not miss!

Emily, like many of you, is an avid reader and gives us an amazing list of books this month:

The Things We Tell Ourselves: A Novel by Victoria Namkung

Everybody’s got something by Robin Roberts

Patti LuPone: A Memoir by Patti LuPone

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhoodby Trevor Noah

Jul 10 2017

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Ep. 078 - Curiosity, Trust and Getting Zen with Robin Dreeke

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Join us for another amazing episode with one of our favorite guests Robin Dreeke.

He helps us with:

  • Building on the 10 steps to rapport
  • How do we apply the 5 steps to trust?
  • Can this really make you more zen?
  • What is the name of his new book?
  • What is this?  We are HORNSBY FREE!!

Follow Robin on Twitter or visit his website www.peopleformula.com

Feb 08 2016

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Ep. 055 - Learning to Notice What You See

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Nonverbal communication is a pretty hot topic lately, especially with the release of Chris' newest book.  This month we invite Paul Kelly, the technical editor of that book, friend and Ekman Group's main trainer to the podcast. Mar 10, 2014

Mar 10 2014

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Ep. 045 - Negotiation Skills Applied to Social Engineering

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Negotiation skills - how closely do they mirror Social Engineering? Join us and our guest, Jenny “The Radcliffe” Radcliffe as we discuss these topics

May 13 2013

1hr 37mins

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Ep. 074 - Sounds like Phishy Business to Me

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Phishing is the number one security threat to organizations around the globe.  Yet only a fraction of the companies that control our services, infrastructure and resources are educating their people how to combat this threat.  Why?  Lets discuss with Mark Chapman.... Oct 12, 2015

Oct 12 2015

1hr 7mins

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Ep. 058 - How to Control Your Self Control

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Self control is one thing we know little about, but thanks to new research we are understanding more of what it is and how we can control our self control.  Join the SEPodcast crew while they chat with Dr. Inzlicht as we discuss this fascinating topic.

Jun 08 2014

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Ep. 064 – The Official John Mcafee - Social Engineer

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John Mcafee has certainly been in the news over the last year or two. Now he joins the Social-Engineer Podcast crew and discusses his thoughts on social engineering and how he used it in Belize. Dec 8, 2014

Dec 08 2014

1hr 4mins

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Ep. 115 - Leading Everyone like Dogs with Chase Hughes

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Chase Hughes is an ex-military Chief that wanted to learn how to better the study of influence. He wanted to see if he could teach anyone to use these skills fast and with precision.  Join us this month as we discuss this very topic with Chase and try to answer:

  • Can we train people in influence like we train animals?
  • Can we control our own minds to condition ourselves to not be influenced?
  • Can we change how we react to fear, anger or other emotions?
  • So much more...

You can follow Chase on his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/thechasehughes

Check out Chase's book. The Ellipsis Manual 

and also his book recommendation, Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Milan

Mar 11 2019

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Ep. 103 - How To Be A Good Parent With Michael Bazzell

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Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI's Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on open source intelligence, hacking cases, and personal data removal methods. As an active investigator for multiple organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques and privacy control strategies.

This month Michael talks about:

  • Some actionable OSINT tips you can use now!
  • His new book that you must read
  • Tips on parenting, that we doubt you will want to follow
  • His VM operating system that contains so many tools it could make an OSINT'er drool
  • So much more....

Make sure to check out his Twitter Account: inteltechniques and his podcast The Complete Privacy & Security Podcast

Micahel's new book: Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information is a must read and he recommends our listeners check out: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

We know you will enjoy this episode!

Mar 12 2018

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Ep. 118 - Can I Scare You Into Being Secure With Dr. Jessica Barker

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Dr. Jessica Barker runs a cyber security consultancy and, with a background in sociology, specializes in the human side of cyber security. She is especially interested in attitudes and behaviors in relation to cyber security, and her work is focused on communication, awareness, behavior and culture.

On this episode we discuss things like:

  • How can we make info sec more human centric?
  • Why are we failing so much?
  • Should shame and fear be used in training?
  • And so much more.

Jun 10 2019

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Ep. 067 – Getting Physical With Deviant Ollam

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How important is physical security to your overall security posture? Should security people really know how to pick locks and hack elevators?

Join the SEORG Podcast panel with our guest Deviant Ollam to discuss these very important topics.

Mar 09 2015

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Ep. 117 – Fixing marriages, teenagers and saving hostages with Chris Voss

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Chris Voss is an author, and professor. His is also a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, and co-author of the book, Never Split the Difference.

Chris discusses:

  • What are negotiation skills?
  • How are they useful in every day life
  • What is tactical empathy
  • What is a black swan?
  • Can you really use these skills to save lives?
  • So much more!!

Chris can be found on his website: https://blackswanltd.com/ and you can also find him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/vossnegotiation

He recommended a few books for us this month:

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

May 06 2019

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Ep. 079 - Overcoming obstacles by staying present

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What would you do if you were in a car accident that lowered your IQ and then had doctors basically tell you to throw in the towel?  Would you listen or would you fake it till you make and stay present? Find out what the truly inspirational Amy Cuddy did. March 14, 2016

Mar 14 2016

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Ep. 082 - Hide and Seek with Michael and Justin

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You have heard us talk about social engineering in every light possible as an attacker, now we invited two guests, experts in disinformation and and playing Internet hide and seek to help us see if we can use SE to HIDE from anyone.

We discuss such things as:

  • How can you use disinformation?
  • What does it mean to hide on the Internet?
  • How hard would it be to really be off the grid?
  • And why having a corporation in Mexico can help you with all of this.....
  • and so much more.

Join Michael and Justin to find out.

Check out Michael at his site: https://inteltechniques.com/

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Check out Michael's and Justin's books at: https://inteltechniques.com/amazon.html

Jun 12 2016

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Ep. 044 - Do you trust me?

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Trust. It is the foundation that every relationship must have to succeed. Our guest Dr. Paul Zak spent many years studying trust. Join us as he answers questions like: What is trust? What chemical creates trust? How can you make someone ooze with that chemical? Do synthetic trust products work? Does Dave’s creepy hugging actually have any hint of truth?

Apr 09 2013

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Ep. 087 - 'We' as in 'you' - how pronouns make you look

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Author, teacher, researcher and psychologist - Dr. Pennebaker is one interesting man.  He has not only performed some fascinated research but he built tools around his research and then released them free to the world.  You can even try one out at his site: http://www.receptiviti.ai/

This podcast we have a chance to ask the Doc things like:

  • Can we really learn to profile people based on how they use pronouns?
  • Are tools needed or can a human learn it?
  • Is it good or bad to use the word "we" a lot?
  • Will you really listen to Bruce Hornsby?
  • And so much more...

Join us for this fun, entertaining and really educational podcast.

Dr. Pennebaker recommends a couple books for us:

The Secret Life of Pronouns - Dr. James Pennebaker

Along with the accompanying website at: http://www.secretlifeofpronouns.com/

Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel

Nov 14 2016

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Ep. 123 - Reframe Your Decisions with Dr Eva Krackow

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On this episode of The Social-Engineer Podcast, host Chris sits down with Dr. Eva Krackow to discuss decision-making. Eva is an assistant professor in psychology at the University of Leicester, and focuses her research on judgement and decision-making, as well as how people can improve their daily choices for the better. Similarly, The Social-Engineer focuses on the end user, and how their decisions affect their online security. Eva talks about a game that was developed to research the difference in an individual’s behavior based on the motive of the game, being teamwork, or a competition, and how subtle framing can influence an individual’s behavior. Framing is a way to present an idea or concept to an individual to achieve desired results.

Chris and Eva discuss the parallels between online security, The Social-Engineer’s line of business, and an individual’s choice to lean towards a way of “framing” that appeals to them. In terms of phishing scams, where once there were emails riddled with errors, scams have become more intelligent, getting email correspondence to appear more legitimate. Framing of the message has become more professional and sophisticated. The framing of the emails has changed in a way to adapt to the individual reading the scam, allowing the scammer to continue to be successful in stealing identities and information.

Eva discusses issues that come along with our current age of social media, and how individuals are less likely to explore unfamiliar information because of the algorithms that these popular networking sites use to appease each individual user. Social media websites aren’t necessarily our friend when it comes to actual facts and accurate information, but it is coincidentally where most people are finding their news sources. She suggests we need to consistently look outside of our usual media sources, outside of our current friends list, and be aware of the information we’re absorbing. When we don’t take these initiatives on our own, we can find ourselves taking in a never ending supply of information that appeals specifically to us, making it easier to believe the news we take in to be fact, when many times, it’s not. Reframing our communication allows us to be more open to new information that we may not have been before, it can open doors we weren’t aware existed when we’re able to step outside of our comfort zone.

Listen to more episodes and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Links:

Find more of Dr. Eva Krackow’s articles at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Find more information about The Social-Engineer at: https://www.social-engineer.org/

Follow The Social-Engineer Podcast on Twitter (@humanhacker), YouTube, and LinkedIn

Eva's Book Recommendations:

Trevor Noah - Born a Crime

Nov 23 2019

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Ep. 122 - Can’t We All Just Get Along with Anne-Maartje Oud

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Chris Hadnagy interviews Anne-Maartje Oud, chairperson and owner of The Behaviour Company, about how she found the inspiration and drive to kick start her own company dedicated to research about human behavior, how she deals with common behavioral problems, some insights on her cultural background and its impact on her career and the people around her.

On This Episode We Discuss:
  • 00:00 - 122nd Episode of the Social-Engineer Podcast!
  • 03:50 - Quick recap about Anne-Maartje Oud
  • 04:30 - Anne talks about the early years of her career, how she found the inspiration and drive to start her own company focused on research into human behavior
  • 08:33 - Anne talks about her study and research on human behavior, how she teach people
  • 10:16 - How she help people become aware of their bad behavior
  • 13:59 - Anne talks about the common problems she usually encounter
  • 19:25 - Her advice on meeting new people, going through job interviews and how to behave right in these situations
  • 21:45 - Her cultural background and its impact on her career and the people around her; and how to fit in with people from various cultures
  • 45:33 - Closing remarks for Anne (links to her company website, social media accounts, books she recommends)
  • 46:16 - Desmon Morris’ book “People Watching”

  • 48:58 - A brief interview with Dov Baron
  • 49-57 - Who is Dov Baron?
  • 51:26 - Dov shares what he’ll talk about in the coming 2020 Social-Engineer conference
  • 55:00 - Dov talks about leadership
  • 57:56 - Closing remarks for Dov (Links to his company website, his social media accounts)

 Books to Read:

What Every Body is Saying - Joe Navarro

 Featured Links:

 Connect with Anne-Maartje Oud:

 Connect with Dov Baron:

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Thanks for listening! Follow and tweet @SocEngineerInc. Find us on Facebook and, if you like what you hear, do us a favor and write a review on iTunes.

Oct 27 2019

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Ep. 121 - Help Us Impress Joe's Mother with Joe Navarro

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On This Episode We Discuss:

  • 0:27 - Introducing the guest - Joe Navarro
  • 1:35 - Joe Navarro’s background and expertise
  • 3:06 - The 13 books Joe has written
  • 3:36 - Why do we do anything?
  • 3:58 - The next project Joe is working on related to what makes good leadership
  • 5:44 - SEVillage Orlando 2020 preview and what Joe’s talk will be about
  • 8:35 - How Joe’s career path lead him into leadership and writing books
  • 11:08 - Joe coming to the country, not knowing any English, and how this shaped his reliance on non-verbals
  • 13:00 - The leadership most of us will encounter and how personal this typically is
  • 14:26 - The most important attribute any leader must have
  • 15:27 - What do you think makes a great employee for your company?
  • 17:19 - Joe’s experience working with Robin Dreeke
  • 18:13 - Joe’s story of getting a text from someone he put in prison
  • 21:00 - The importance of treating people humanely
  • 21:58 - Joe’s experience in Puerto Rico with people telling him when something wasn’t right
  • 23:18 - What’s coming up in the upcoming months for Social-Engineering
  • 25:40 - Understanding how you can improve (And why you need to be open to it)
  • 26:41 - Who the best investigator typically is
  • 27:38 - Ego and how it can harm you
  • 28:27 - What Joe would ask himself before doing an interview
  • 30:27 - Putting the right people in the right situations to be most effective
  • 31:32 - Joe’s experience in New York trying to recruit someone 
  • 32:43 - How to determine what type of person is the best in any situation
  • 33:30 - Interethnic empathy
  • 35:12 - The reasons why operations sometimes fail
  • 36:32 - Why “face time” is so important and really the key to everything
  • 37:11 - A few things you can do to increase face time
  • 40:15 - Where people can go to learn more about Joe
  • 42:05 - Joe’s book recommendation

Connect with Joe Navarro

Links:

Sep 10 2019

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Ep. 120 – Sizing People Up - LIVE AT DEF CON 27 with Robin Dreeke

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On This Episode We Discuss:

  • 0:00 - 10th year anniversary podcast!
  • 2:38 - Robin’s book Sizing People Up
  • 3:43 - Why trust is ultimately what matters
  • 5:33 - Perry’s speech at SEVillage
  • 7:45 - Changing the context of how you view your situation (And the world)
  • 10:35 - How you choose who to engage when speaking to an audience
  • 11:10 - Stage hypnosis
  • 13:15 - Why you need to make every statement about the other person
  • 14:50 - Why we always act in our best interest and understanding what that means for others
  • 17:28 - How you can use social engineering in real-life social situations (And how to mitigate manipulation)
  • 22:44 - The differences between the alcohol, tobacco, and firearms industries 
  • 27:25 - The most effect technique for listening
  • 28:08 - The Black Badge Contest winners 
  • 29:05 - How the Black Badge works and why it’s so high pressure
  • 30:03 - Techniques for building rapport
  • 33:17 - Having so many people fill the room at DEF CON
  • 36:22 - Protecting data and how changing culture has to start from the top
  • 41:10 - Career prospects and how to find the right company to work for
  • 44:38 - The value of writing to build credibility and get more clients 
  • 46:55 - Phishing education and incentivizing positive action
  • 49:45 - Taking time to figure out people’s strengths and top 3 priorities of people you’re working with
  • 50:45 - Why loving your product, believing in what you’re selling, and knowing it will help people is crucial to selling a product
  • 54:32 - Dealing with fatigue while vishing (And taking breaks)
  • 58:04 - What makes a great social-engineer
  • 1:00:00 - Perry’s Book
  • 1:03:37 - A technique for catching 3 spies (Coming soon)

 Connect with Them

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Aug 19 2019

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Ep. 119 – Laughing Your Way To Success with Stephanie Paul

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Bio: https://www.stephaniepaulinc.com/meet-stephanie

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • Who Stephanie is and what she does
  • How Stephanie produced, cast, and directed the launch of the Calvin Klein CK1 Fragrance in New Zealand at age 21
  • Stephanie’s acting role in the film Iron Sky
  • How Stephanie started her company by accident
  • The psychology tool “Stimulus Value” and the importance of understanding it
  • The top traits we look for when communicating with other people
  • The importance of knowing WHY we’re delivering a message and delivering it in a way that’s beneficial to your audience
  • How Stephanie develops stories with her clients and teaches them how to use their emotions as tools
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Why laughter is the most contagious biological behavior we have
  • Laughter yoga
  • Stephanie’s workshop in February of 2020 and why you NEED to come
  • A few books Stephanie recommends

Jul 08 2019

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Ep. 118 - Can I Scare You Into Being Secure With Dr. Jessica Barker

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Dr. Jessica Barker runs a cyber security consultancy and, with a background in sociology, specializes in the human side of cyber security. She is especially interested in attitudes and behaviors in relation to cyber security, and her work is focused on communication, awareness, behavior and culture.

On this episode we discuss things like:

  • How can we make info sec more human centric?
  • Why are we failing so much?
  • Should shame and fear be used in training?
  • And so much more.

Jun 10 2019

44mins

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Ep. 117 – Fixing marriages, teenagers and saving hostages with Chris Voss

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Chris Voss is an author, and professor. His is also a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, and co-author of the book, Never Split the Difference.

Chris discusses:

  • What are negotiation skills?
  • How are they useful in every day life
  • What is tactical empathy
  • What is a black swan?
  • Can you really use these skills to save lives?
  • So much more!!

Chris can be found on his website: https://blackswanltd.com/ and you can also find him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/vossnegotiation

He recommended a few books for us this month:

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

May 06 2019

38mins

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Ep. 116 – Building a C.A.L.M Narrator With Gregg Henriques

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Gregg Henriques is a psychologist and professor with expertise in depression, suicide and personality disorders. He developed a new theoretical system for psychology and joins us today to share it with us.

As we discuss his theory we will talk about:

  • His new theory of psychology
  • The 4 interlocking peices and how we can apply them in every day life
  • How to build a C.A.L.M Narrator
  • So much more....

You can find out more about Gregg on his website: greghenriques.com as well as his articles on Psychology Today

Gregg recommends we read: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer

Apr 08 2019

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Ep. 115 - Leading Everyone like Dogs with Chase Hughes

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Chase Hughes is an ex-military Chief that wanted to learn how to better the study of influence. He wanted to see if he could teach anyone to use these skills fast and with precision.  Join us this month as we discuss this very topic with Chase and try to answer:

  • Can we train people in influence like we train animals?
  • Can we control our own minds to condition ourselves to not be influenced?
  • Can we change how we react to fear, anger or other emotions?
  • So much more...

You can follow Chase on his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/thechasehughes

Check out Chase's book. The Ellipsis Manual 

and also his book recommendation, Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Milan

Mar 11 2019

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Ep. 114 – Finding Love with Whitney Merrill

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Whitney Merrill is a privacy attorney, worked with the EFF and runs the Crypto and runs the Crypto Privacy Village at DEF CON. (See a pattern yet?)

This month we have a very fun and lighthearted chat with Whitney about things like:

  • Is it possible to remain private today?
  • Is it possible to be safe and date online?
  • How dangerous is OSINT?
  • And so much more

You can find out more about Whitney on her website: https://whitneymerrill.com/

She recommends the book "How To Make a Spaceship" by Julian Guthrie

Feb 11 2019

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Ep 113 - Nutrition Facts for Online Information with Clint Watts

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 Join us with our guest Clint Watts as we ask questions about:

Misinformation campaigns and their success.

  • How is misinformation used?
  • Why is it so powerful?
  • How can we be safe from falling victim?
  • So much more

Clint can be followed on his Twitter Account @selectedwisdom  and on https://www.fpri.org/contributor/clint-watts/

Clint also recommends these books:

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment Francis Fukuyama

The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis 

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America 

Jan 14 2019

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Ep. 112 - Catching Spies and Paying Parking Tickets with Joe Navarro

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Joe Navarro immigrated to American not knowing any English. How did this mold and shape him to become one of the most well known FBI agents and now one of the world's leading expert's in body language?

Join us in this discussion to find out:

  • Why did he write this book?
  • We will see more of him before another 8 years?
  • How has nonverbal reading changed his life?
  • Can you really learn these skills?
  • Did Cat's youth really make her doubt Joe's stories?
  • And so much more....

You can find more information about Joe's classes and books at his website https://www.jnforensics.com/

Joe's new book The Dictionary of Body Language and Joe's book recommendations are:

The Biological Mind by Alan Jasanoff

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich

Till next time!

Dec 10 2018

56mins

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Ep. 111 – Crypto AI Blockchain Smoothies at Walmart with Nick Furneaux

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Did you know that Walmart sells smoothies? Well we didn't either (and we still don't think they do), but this smooth talking Brit will have all of you driving to your local walmart ordering a Crypto AI Blockchain smoothie from Walmart before you are done listening.

Nick Furneaux, lord of all OSINT and new author about crypto currency sheds light on exactly how crypto and social engineering collide.

This is one podcast you will certainly enjoy, whilst laughing all the way to smoothie land.

Find out more about Nicks Classes and training and book at his website www.csitech.co.uk 

Follow him on twitter at nickfx

And pick up Nick's recommended book, Endurance by Scott Kelly

Nov 12 2018

59mins

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Ep. 110 – From SECTF to Pro SE with Whitney and Rachel

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So many times we get asked how can you become a professional social engineer.  This month we talk to two amazing women who were never in the industry, took a huge risk and it paid off.  Join us in this fascinating conversation with Whitney Maxwell and Rachel Tobac.

These two wonderful personify doing things ethically, honestly and with empathy.  They are an amazing example to our community and we had a great opportunity to talk about:

  • How did you get into the SECTF?
  • How did winning change your life?
  • Did you get into SE because of it?
  • Does Whitney really have relatives with everyone's name?
  • Why is Rachel so scary?
  • So much more.....

Whitney Maxwell can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/whitneynmaxwell/ and her book recommendations are:

Rachel Tobac can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/racheltobac and her book recommendations are:

Oct 08 2018

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Ep. 109 – Do You Remember a Jennifer with Ian Rowland

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I sense there is something important in your life? Something that you will be listening to shortly that will change the way you view... everything.  Ian Rowland is a renowned expert into cold reading. In his book, "The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading", Ian explains exactly how cold reading works.

Despite being told exactly how this trickery works, notice how he still reads Cat during our podcast. We discuss:

  • Do you know any Jennifer's?
  • How does cold reading work?
  • What application does Cold Reading have to social engineering?
  • So much more...

Check out Ian on his website: https://ianrowland.com/ or his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ianrowland1

Ian recommended a book for us this month: Dale Carnegie,  How to Win Friends & Influence People

Sep 10 2018

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Ep. 108 - Neil Fallon Is My Tech Support

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 It might not come as a shock to you that we here at SEORG love Neil Fallon and Clutch. Having Neil out at DEF CON was an amazing experience.  After 4 long days at DEF CON we hosted our annual live podcast for Episode 108.

Join us as:

  • Neil fixes Chris' technical issues.
  • We discuss ways to improve the SEVillage
  • We talk about professional SE work 
  • and we suffer through our final sleep deprived moments in Vegas....

You can follow Neil on Twitter at: @npfallon

Check out Chris' latest book: Social Engineering: The SCIENCE of Human Hacking

Aug 13 2018

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Ep. 107 – All Your Bias Are Belong to Us with Paolo Gaudiano

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Paolo Gaudiano has more than 25 years of interdisciplinary research, teaching, entrepreneurship, consulting, public speaking and writing experience. He recently embarked on a mission to use everything he has learned to revolutionize the way people think about Diversity & Inclusion, and what they do about it. 

Today we discuss:

  • What are biases
  • How are they used?
  • Are they positive or negative?
  • How can a social engineer use biases?

You can follow Paolo on his twitter account: https://twitter.com/aleriapbc or his company Aleria PBC

Paolo recommended a few books this month:

The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace by Ruchika Tulshyan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson 

Jul 09 2018

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Ep. 106 – Going Between the Dog and the Wolf with Amy Herman

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Amy E. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world including at the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, and the Peace Corps. Herman was also the Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey, and the Head of Education at The Frick Collection for over ten years, where she oversaw all of the Collection's educational collaborations and community initiatives.

Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with Amy about:

  • Biases - are they useful?
  • How can we recognize biases and they use them?
  • What does it mean to be the dog?
  • What does it mean to be the wolf?
  • Can you ride a dolphin, wolf hybrid through the ocean?
  • so much more...

Amy can be found on her website: www.visualintelligencebook.com or on Twitter at @AmyHermanAOP

She recommends a book by Daniel James Brown titled, The Boy in the Boat

Jun 11 2018

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Ep. 105 – Networking is a Bad Word with Jordan Harbinger

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Jordan Harbinger, formally from the Art of Charm, now hosts a new show called - The Jordan Harbinger Show. As a long time friend of the SEPodcast we wanted to discuss how Jordan restarted his life after parting ways with AOC.

Instead our conversation took a very interesting turn and we discussed some fascinating topics:

  • How does who you know affect your abilities to advance?
  • How do you keep and maintain useful relationships?
  • Does what you know really add value?
  • So much more...

Jordan shares some really interesting insights with us and gives us a new book recommendation:

Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy

Follow Jordan on his website https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ and stay tuned for much more from him.

May 14 2018

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Ep. 104 - Having the Courage To Create a Tribe with Dov Baron

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How important is fitting into a tribe? Can you create a new tribe? If you do, will you be all alone? This month's guest, the fascinating Dov Baron, explores these questions and more.

You can find Dov on his website at: http://FullMontyLeadership.com

You can buy his book, Fiercely Loyal on Amazon

Apr 09 2018

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