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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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Ep. 154 - Security Awareness Series - Whispering Sweet Security Nothings with Ed Skoudis

September 20th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Ed Skoudis.  Ed is a SANS Institute Fellow, Instructor, and Director of Cyber Ranges.  He is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative cyber security …

Ep. 153 - Human Element Series - You Are Special And Other Lies With Cortney Warren

September 13th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy is joined by Dr. Cortney Warren. Dr. Warren is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and former tenured Associate …

Ep. 152 - Security Awareness Series - Sharing With Your Frenemies with Bernie Acre

August 16th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Bernie Acre.  Bernie is the Chief Information Officer for the City of …

Ep. 151 - Human Element Series - Dropping a Dime with Michael Roderick

August 9th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Michael Roderick. Michael is the CEO of Small Pond Enterprises which helps thoughtful givers become thought …

Ep. 150 - Security Awareness Series - Getting Senior Management Buy-In With Michael Fortune

July 19th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Michael Fortune.  Michael is the Security Behaviours Team Manager for British Telecom (BT) UK. Michael has been with BT for an amazing 22 years, where he …

Ep. 149 - Human Element Series - Whats In a T with Teresa Abram

July 12th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy is joined by Teresa Abram.  Teresa is the founder of Handwriting P.I., a full-service handwriting analysis business. …

Ep. 148 - Security Awareness Series - Three Degrees of Separation from Neil Fallon with Rockie Brockway

June 16th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Rockie Brockway.  Rockie is currently the Practice Lead for the Office of the CSO for TrustedSec. With over 28 years' experience in information security …

Ep. 147 - Human Element Series - Becoming Ben Franklin with Joe Navarro

June 14th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by one of our greatest friends and mentors, Joe Navarro.  After serving as an …

Ep. 146 - Demand Transparency with a blue shirt with Jason Frank

May 17th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Jason Frank.  Jason has an extensive background in helping both government and Fortune 100 organizations, and has served a course instructor for the Black …

Ep. 145 - Baking a Human Behavior Cake with Jack Schafer

May 10th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by industry professional Jack Schafer, PhD.  Dr. Schafer is a psychologist, professor, …

Ep. 144 - Adaptive Problem Solving with Ashley Rose

April 19th, 2021


In this episode of the SECurity Awareness Series of the SEPodcast, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Ashley Rose, the CEO of Living Security. Listen in as they discuss the best methods …

Ep. 143- Empathetic Hugs with Ida Ngambeki

April 12th, 2021


In this episode of the Social-Engineer podcast, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by Dr. Ida Ngambeki, an Assistant Professor …

Ep. 142 – You Can Be Right And Still Be Wrong With Brian Phillips

March 15th, 2021


In this episode of the SECurity Awareness Series of the SEPodcast, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Brian Phillips who is responsible for information security at Macy’s. Listen as they discuss how …

Ep. 141 - Do You Want to be Mentored with Robin Dreeke

March 8th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by ex-FBI Spy Catcher and now world renowned Trust and Rapport expert, Robin Dreeke. …

Ep. 140 – Empathetic Security with Julie Rinehart

February 15th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by industry professional, Julie Rinehart. Julie has spent the last 10 years building …

Ep. 139 - Don't Believe This Podcast with Michael F. Schein

February 8th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by writer, speaker, business owner, and hype artist, Michael F. Schein. Michael …

Ep. 138 – Security With Marcus Sailler of Capital Group

January 18th, 2021


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by industry professional, Marcus Sailler to discuss his experience as the red team information security manager at Capital Group. Marcus shares some great …

Ep. 137 – Human Hacking With Chris Hadnagy

January 11th, 2021


In this special episode, Chris Hadnagy joins Maxie Reynolds to talk about the amazing stories and useful lessons contained in Chris’s new book: “

Ep. 136 - A Samurai, a Pickpocket and The Future walk into a bar with Osama Qurashi

December 14th, 2020


In episode 136, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by doctor, researcher and microblogger: Osama (Sam) Qurashi. Sam was in the medical …

Ep. 135 - Fear of video and snakes with Lisa Forte

November 9th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by social engineering and insider threats expert: Lisa Forte. Learn how Lisa went …

Ep. 134 – Altered Memories and Alternate Realities with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus

October 12th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by distinguished professor: Elizabeth Loftus. Listen in to understand the …

Ep. 133 - Having Superhero moments with Jonathan Miller

September 14th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy, Shelby Dacko and Jonathan Miller discuss many ways to improve your skills as a communicator. Learn the importance of observing the information your own body gives you. Hear their …

Ep. 132 – Putting the YOU back into effective communications with Stephanie Paul Ep. 132 – Putting the YOU back into effective communications with Stephanie Paul

August 10th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Stephanie Paul introduce multiple different methods that can be used to become a better communicator and social …

Ep. 131 – The Secret To Achieving All Your Goals with Chani Simms

July 13th, 2020


In this episode Chris Hadnagy and Chani Simms reveal the secrets to becoming a better communicator and breaking into the InfoSec industry. They discuss the challenges women often face and how they can be overcome. They …

Ep. 130 - The Emoji Code with Dr. Vyv Evans

June 8th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Dr. Vyv Evans discuss the widespread use of emoji and how it can help fill the gap between text and face-to-face communication. Emoji has the ability to add tone and expressions to …

Ep. 129 – Should You Be Inauthentic with Mark Bowden

May 11th, 2020


Episode Highlights:

  • Mark shares his thought on being inauthentic.
    How he started in the nonverbal world and how he got engaged in writing books.

Ep. 128 - OSINT, Vishing and the Winning the SECTF with Alethe Denis

April 13th, 2020


Episode Highlights:

  • Alethe shares her initial thoughts on receiving details about her target company.
  • One mistake Alethe made in her first …

Ep. 127 - The Human Hacking Conference 2020 Recap

March 11th, 2020


Episode Highlights: 
  • The Human Hacking Conference was about having a deep understanding of other human beings to help you make connections.
  • Robin …

Ep. 126 - Conversational Intelligence with Nicklas Balboa

February 10th, 2020


3 Key Points:

  1.   Conversational intelligence helps us understand how our brains and bodies interact  to create our experiences and how we can learn …

Ep. 125 - Using Deception Detection Techniques Daily with William Ortiz

January 13th, 2020


In Episode 125, host Chris Hadnagy speaks with William Ortiz, a federal polygraph examiner who worked in the FBI for decades. In this discussion, …

Ep. 124 - Cognitive Energy and Critical Thinking with Dr. Christopher Dwyer

December 9th, 2019


Welcome to another episode of The Social-Engineer Podcast! Host, Christopher Hadnagy, interviews Christopher Dwyer, on this 124th episode. Dr. …

Ep. 123 - Reframe Your Decisions with Dr Eva Krackow

November 23rd, 2019


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 …

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

October 27th, 2019


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 …

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

September 10th, 2019


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 …

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

August 19th, 2019


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

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

July 8th, 2019



On This Episode We Discuss:

  • Who Stephanie is and what she does
  • How Stephanie produced, cast, …

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

June 10th, 2019


Dr. Jessica Barker runs a cyber security consultancy and, with a background in sociology, specializes in the human side of cyber security. She is …

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

May 6th, 2019


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, …

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

April 8th, 2019


Gregg Henriques is a psychologist and professor with expertise in depression, suicide and personality disorders. He developed a new theoretical …

Ep. 115 - Leading Everyone like Dogs with Chase Hughes

March 11th, 2019


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 …

Ep. 114 – Finding Love with Whitney Merrill

February 11th, 2019


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 …

Ep 113 - Nutrition Facts for Online Information with Clint Watts

January 14th, 2019


 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 …

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

December 10th, 2018


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 …

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

November 12th, 2018


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 …

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

October 8th, 2018



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 …

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

September 10th, 2018


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.  …

Ep. 108 - Neil Fallon Is My Tech Support

August 13th, 2018


 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 …

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

July 9th, 2018


Paolo Gaudiano has more than 25 years of interdisciplinary research, teaching, entrepreneurship, consulting, public speaking and writing experience. …

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

June 11th, 2018


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 …

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

May 14th, 2018


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 …

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

April 9th, 2018


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, …

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

March 12th, 2018


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 …

Ep. 102 - Penning the Future with JJ Green

February 12th, 2018


JJ Green just wants to share the story. With over 25 years of journalistic travel into 51 countries he has witnessed conflicts, disasters and …

Ep. 101: Flash Bangs: The Reformation of an Social Engineer

January 8th, 2018


Eric Taylor, aka CosmoTheGod, formerly of UGNazi has been caught arrested and now reforming his past ways turn his skills to the good.  Join us as we …

Ep. 100 - Sky Robots vs War Apes with Lucky Yates

December 11th, 2017


Lucky Yates is an actor and writer, known for Archer (2009), The American Shame (2001) and American Dirtbags (2015).

Lucky is a hilarious guest that …

Ep. 098 - Winning the SECTF with Chris & Rachel

October 9th, 2017


Chris Kirsch, the 1st place winner of the SECTF, is a returning competitor that came back to prove to himself how and why he CAN win this competition after his previous attempt was not so great. Rachel Tobac is …

Ep 096 - TKO Your Amygdala with Tim Larkin

August 14th, 2017


Tim Larkin joined us LIVE at DEF CON 25 to be part of the SEPodcast Crew and discuss the importance of situational awareness.  Tim has an extensive background in working with people all over the globe in helping them …

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

July 10th, 2017


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, …

Ep 094 - The Art of Charm Imitates Life

June 12th, 2017


Join us this month with our long time friend, Jordan Harbinger.  Jordan comes back to the SEPodcast to discuss a few important topics with us:

  • How …

Ep. 093 - How Diet Pepsi Almost Landed Jayson Street In a Lebanese Prison

May 8th, 2017


Jayson E. Street is an author of “Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network” from Syngress and creator of He has also spoken …

Ep. 092 - The Trouble With Dating Michael Bazzell

April 9th, 2017


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 computer crime investigations and …

Ep. 091 - Picture This: Framing in (Virtual) Reality

March 12th, 2017


A microbiologist turned producer, Whitney has produced commercials, pilots, feature films, and internet series for major corporations including SyFy, …

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

February 13th, 2017


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 …

Ep. 089 - An Illusion of Unique Vulnerability

January 9th, 2017


Our guest, Dr. Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology at Northern Illinois university has studied and researched about how to combat the negative side …

Ep. 088 - Wisdom alone is not enough

December 12th, 2016


Paul Asadorian from Security Weekly,, joins us to discuss some pretty important topics.  Things like:

  • What is up with …

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

November 14th, 2016


Author, teacher, researcher and psychologist - Dr. Pennebaker is one interesting man.  He has not only performed some fascinated research but he …

Ep. 086 - But wait, there’s more! - with Dr. Cialdini

October 10th, 2016


Robert Cialdini ( is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a …

Ep. 085 - A Psychologists View of Security for the Digital Age

September 11th, 2016


Over the past 15 years, she has been researching the human-centred aspects of security, privacy, identity and trust.

Research interests: how we …

Ep. 084 - Live From DEF CON 24 - Chipped and Pinned

August 10th, 2016


The annual live podcast from DEF CON was an amazing show this year.  Michele gets bio hacked live, Chris almost passes out and the crowd wonders where is the SE in the SEPodcast gone?

Ep. 083 - Obviously the best podcast ever with Amy Herman

July 11th, 2016


Amy Herman, JD, MA, designed, developed and conducts all sessions of the The Art of Perception. In addition to be an author of an amazing book, "Visual Intelligence."

She joins us this month for one of the best …

Ep. 082 - Hide and Seek with Michael and Justin

June 12th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 081 - How creepy are you?

May 9th, 2016


Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College. He is a social psychologist with interests in environmental and …

Ep. 080 - The Aftermath: How our hack affected Kevin Roose

April 10th, 2016


Kevin Roose is a business and technology writer for New York magazine and the Daily Intelligencer blog. He has written several books including The …

Ep. 079 - Overcoming obstacles by staying present

March 14th, 2016


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 …

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

February 8th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 077 - Neil Fallon is Watching You!

January 11th, 2016


Ok so if you haven't heard of Clutch you just have been living under a rock... but if you have come out to listen to this podcast today is your special day... Meet Neil Fallon, leader singer, poet and scotch lover... oh …

Ep. 076 - Putting the SE into Star Wars

December 14th, 2015


Dec 18th Star Wars debuts its Episode VII!! And while all of geekdom is getting ready, is there Social Engineering Elements to Star Wars?  Join us …

Ep. 075 - Scam Schooling The Social Engineer

November 9th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 074 - Sounds like Phishy Business to Me

October 12th, 2015


Phishing is the number one security threat to organizations around the globe.  Yet only a fraction of the companies that control our services, …

Ep. 073 - How to win the SECTF with Jen and Jon

September 14th, 2015


Another amazing year at DEF CON and the women have again dominated the SECTF.  Join us with our first and second place winners, Jen and Jon, to discuss strategy and how to win.... Sept 14, 2015

Ep. 072 - Live From DEF CON 23 with R. Paul Wilson

August 11th, 2015


R. Paul Wilson is a good friend and we have been following his work for year.  This year he flies all the way to Vegas to join us for the podcast.... …

Ep. 071 – Don't Scan Me Bro! Fun with HD Moore

July 13th, 2015


70 months is a long time, wouldn't you agree?  Well after 70 months we have managed to get HD Moore on our podcast and what a treat it is for all you …

Ep. 070 – Thinking With Out A Box

June 8th, 2015


Can you remember episode 07?  Our amazing guest, Dr. Ellen Langer, is back now on episode 70! Mindfulness, the effects of it on decision making and …

Ep. 069 – Putting the Psych into PSYOP

May 11th, 2015


PSYOP, or psychological operations, is a fascinating topic that we will be delving into with our guest, Jimmy Do. May 11, 2015

Ep. 068 - Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Identification Through Writing Style

April 13th, 2015


Did you know that the unique little errors and style you have in writing can pinpoint you like a fingerprint, even in your anonymous online posts?  Join us as we discuss this exciting topic with Sadia Afroz. April 13, …

Ep. 067 – Getting Physical With Deviant Ollam

March 9th, 2015


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

Join …

Ep. 066 – Into The Breach

February 9th, 2015


Our anonymous guest joins us this month from one of the companies that was breached in the last year.  He discusses what we all can learn and how to stay safe and what to do to avoid being the next headline. Feb 09, 2015

Ep. 065 - 2015 - The Future of Security and Social Engineering

January 11th, 2015


The Social Engineer Podcast crew comes back together to discuss 2015 and what we can expect to see in the world of Social Engineering and Security.  Jan 12, 2015

Ep. 064 – The Official John Mcafee - Social Engineer

December 8th, 2014


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

Ep. 063 – Winning the SECTF - The Schmooze Operators

November 10th, 2014


Each year the SECTF at DEF CON grows in popularity and this past year was no different.  Join us with the dynamic duo that won DEF CON 22's SECTF …

Ep. 062 - Propaganda, Influence and the Social Engineer

October 13th, 2014


Jorina von Zimmermann graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Master degree in Social Cognition in 2012. A year later she started her …

Ep. 061 –Krebs on Social-Engineer.Org

September 8th, 2014


Join the SEORG Podcast crew as we are joined by Brian Krebs to discuss the most cutting edge breaches in the news today.

Ep. 060 –Live From DEF CON 22 with Johnny Long

August 12th, 2014


DEF CON 22 was an amazing year for us... 5 year anniversary, a packed house and Johnny Long... what more can we say.

Ep. 059 – Legal Stalking and Other Scary Tales from Michael Bazzell

July 14th, 2014


Information is the life blood of the social engineer.  Knowing how to obtain, locate, catalog and use all the info and their resources can be a daunting job.  Our guest this month, Michael Bazzell, has made a career …

Ep. 058 - How to Control Your Self Control

June 8th, 2014


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 …

Ep. 057 - Looking To The Horizon For the Next Challenge

May 11th, 2014


Join the SEORG Podcast crew and one of our favorite guests, Dr. Paul Ekman again this month to discuss his new research into mapping human emotions. …

Ep. 056 - Environmental Control and the Social Engineer

April 14th, 2014


We met Calvin at RSA in San Francisco, where he amazed us with a cold reading, mind reading, environmental control illusion that made us NEED to …

Ep. 055 - Learning to Notice What You See

March 10th, 2014


Nonverbal communication is a pretty hot topic lately, especially with the release of Chris' newest book.  This month we invite Paul Kelly, the …

Ep. 054 - Social Engineer Media

February 10th, 2014


White Canvas group is a small collection of social media geniuses.  We are talking with their front man, Chris Dufour about how social media is …

Ep. 053 - The RSA, The NSA and InfoSec

January 13th, 2014


This month the panel and crew you know and love (well we hope) is banging our heads together to discuss the topic of the RSA and the NSA.  While we …

Ep. 052 - Social-Engineering and the Future of Info-Sec

December 9th, 2013


Join the Social-Engineer Podcast Crew with our guest, the interesting and eclectic, Richard Thieme as we discuss the very fabric of info sec and how social engineering will change in the future.

Ep. 051 - Using Positive Framing as a Social Engineering Tool

November 11th, 2013


This month we talk to a conflict resolution expert that believes that any conflict can be resolved in a peaceful and positive manner.  He uses …

Ep. 050 - Self-Help Tips for the Social Engineer

October 14th, 2013


Join us as we discuss the idea of self framing with a very successful counselor who has devoted her life to helping children learn how to re-frame …

Ep. 049 - Neil Fallon, Olfactory and Social Engineering

September 9th, 2013


If you haven't heard of Clutch then shame on you.  One of the best rock bands around.  With deep lyrics, a strong family sense for the band and some of the most interesting methods for framing himself we have a great …

Ep. 048 - The First Woman Winner of the SECTF - DEF CON 21

August 12th, 2013


The Social-Engineer Capture the Flag has been a staple of DEF CON for 5 years. For 5 years we have looked for a woman to challenge the men.  We have found her - enter Lilly.  She came down upon the SECTF with a vengance …

Ep. 047 - Is that a phish in your mouth or you just happy to see me?

July 7th, 2013


Being a stand up comic is a hard job, and full of Social Engineering Goodness. Being a magician in Vegas is just as hard. What if you were both? Our …

Ep. 046 - My mind is made up, Don’t confuse me with facts

June 10th, 2013


Back in the late 1960’s one teacher dared to stand up and teach children a powerful lesson in prejudice. That lesson has implications for us today. …

Ep. 045 - Negotiation Skills Applied to Social Engineering

May 13th, 2013


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

Ep. 044 - Do you trust me?

April 9th, 2013


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 …

Ep. 043b - SPECIAL - Employee Security: Should we Educate or Ignore

March 20th, 2013


We don’t do it often… but when a topic so fitting comes up we just get together and chat about it. Yesterday a well known author wrote an article that stated basically “security gets in the way of having fun on the …

Ep. 043 Social Engineering without a pretext

March 11th, 2013


Join us with Seena Sharp of Sharp Marketing as she helps us understand if it possible to social engineer with out the use of pretexting. She is the author of the book “Competitive Intelligence Advantage” She answers …

Ep. 042 - Thank you for Social Engineering Me!

February 18th, 2013


Imagine having the power to not only social engineer anyone into giving over information with out hesitation but actually being happy for having done it? Our long time friend and podcast guest, Robin Dreeke talks about …

Ep. 041 - Framing Your Life and Becoming Inspirational

January 14th, 2013


Framing is one topic that can make or break the success of a social engineer. What if you could harness the power to reframe yourself to become …

Ep. 040 - Putting the Psycho in Social Engineering

December 11th, 2012


As social engineers we don’t often have to deal with the negative aspects of psychology, but this month we do. Retired FBI Profiler and international …

Ep. 039 - Information Gathering on Steroids

November 11th, 2012


Our guest this week is notorious forensics guru from the UK, Nick Furneaux. Nick discusses with us the magic of API manipulation. He gave us some …

Ep. 038 - Live from DerbyCon 2012

October 15th, 2012


DerbyCon V2.0 was an epic con. The team was all present to share if a few firsts - and our first live podcast from DerbyCon… Check it out Date Oct 15, 2012

Ep. 037 - “Trust Me I’m Lying” An Interview with Ryan Holiday

September 10th, 2012


Media Manipulation. What Is it? How does it work? Can you really make people see, buy and read things? Ryan is an experienced and talented media …

Ep. 036 - LIVE From Defcon 20: Social-Engineer Anniversary

July 31st, 2012


3 years - wow. A truly humbling journey its been. 3 years we have spent researching, dissecting and analyzing all manner of human influence. With the …

Ep. 035 - Mastering Elicitation with John Nolan

June 10th, 2012


The art of obtaining information without ever asking a question, known as elicitation, is a skill that can make you a master social engineer. Join us …

Ep. 034 - Beating the Polygraph - Social Engineer Style

May 14th, 2012


Can the polygraph be beaten? How can a social engineer utilize non-verbal communication to become an professional interviewer? Join us with our guest …

Ep. 033 - Hacking Human Behavior

April 8th, 2012


Hackers are people who like to understand the deeper things in life. Those who aren’t satisfied with boundaries or being told how to think or what to …

Ep. 032 - Non-Verbal Human Hacking

March 12th, 2012


Emotions cause an involuntary muscular response that last only 1/25th of second to 1 sec on a human face. Being able to decode these reactions can …

Ep. 031 - Profiling People with Social Media

February 13th, 2012


Being able to build a successful profile is an essential tool for a social engineer. There are tools out there that specialize in gathering and …

Ep. 029 - Force Multipliers in Modern Social Engineering

December 12th, 2011


What can you do if a loved one was kidnapped and the government couldn’t help? The Halo Corp is a group of ex-Military commando’s that specialize in …

Ep. 028 – Getting Physical With Social Engineering

November 14th, 2011


Physical Social Engineering is a very interesting topic. Although it is the easiest method into a company it is also the hardest type of pentest to sell to clients. We discuss this topic with two experienced and …

Ep. 027 - No Hype NLP for Social Engineers

October 10th, 2011


NLP is a subject of much debate in the security world as well in the science community. This podcast we delve deep into the top… dissecting what NLP is, how it is used in daily life, in the medical field, for therapy …

Ep. 026 - Kevin Mitnick - Raw, Uncensored and Uncut

September 12th, 2011


Probably no other name is thought of more when people talk about social engineering than Kevin Mitnick. Kevin’s new book, “Ghost in the Wires” is now on the New York Times Best Seller list and there is a lot of …

Ep. 025 - Social-Engineer.Org Live at Defcon 19

August 15th, 2011


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Ep. 024 - The Authors of Metasploit: A Penetration Testers Guide

July 12th, 2011


Our guests this month are people you all know and love… but this time we talk to Muts, Jim, Dookie… oh and Dave (and a special GUEST) about the release of their book, Metasploit: A Penetration Testers Guide in this …

Ep. 023 - Social Engineer Yourself Into Rational Thought

June 13th, 2011


Our guest Dan Airely is a behavioral economist. He is a renowned author and speaker on the topics of Predictable Irrationality.

Ep. 022 - Social Engineering for the Masses

May 18th, 2011


Our guest Aaron Delwiche is a TED speaker and a college professor that focuses on the use of propaganda. His site is devoted to understanding how it …

Ep. 021 - Special Edition BackTrack 5 and Infected Mushroom

May 4th, 2011


Our favorite linux distribution is about to release its new version - BackTrack5. How better to announce the release than by a big ol’ podcast …

Ep. 020 - Rapid Rapport for Social Engineers

April 11th, 2011


There are a lot of skills that a social engineer needs to be successful. With all the important skills out there, one of the most is building …

Ep. 019 - Truth, Facts and the Telling The Story

March 7th, 2011


Reporters have an amazing knack of getting information from people.  That alone interests us, but then you mix in their ability to take that info and make it interesting, make it captivating and make it real - that is …

Ep. 018 - Keeping Volunteers Motivated - Live at Shmoo 2011

February 15th, 2011


Getting people to put their heart into their work can be achieved through many motivations.  If you have a job your employer does this through fair …

Ep. 017 - Dissecting The Art of Human Hacking

January 10th, 2011


There has been a lot of buzz about the new book, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking.  Along with the “buzz” is some very positive reviews and feedback.  The team at Social-Engineer.Org decided to gather a …

Ep. 016 - We Are Not The Jedi You Are Looking For…

December 13th, 2010


In the movies a Jedi hand wave can force a target to think or act the way they want, but in real life what is needed to “influence” targets to think …

Ep. 015 - Using Deception as a Social Engineer

November 8th, 2010


Deception is very hard to understand.  What if we could write an algorithm that would dissect deception allow us to delve in at a molecular level?  …

Ep. 014 - I S.E.e What You Are Thinking

October 11th, 2010


Non-Verbal Communication is the way our bodys, faces, hands and feet tell the story about what our true thoughts are.  Join us this month as we talk with one of the world’s leading experts in non-verbal communications, …

Ep. 013 - Social Engineering The Hustle

September 13th, 2010


Looking for social engineering skills in interesting jobs has always been a theme of our podcast since the beginning. Our guest this month made a career out of scamming people on camera, but with no malicious intent.  …

Ep. 012 - Social-Engineer.Org Anniversary Edition at Defcon 18

August 9th, 2010


WOW.  Our first year is just about over and here is our 1st year anniversary episode.We hope you enjoy the social-engineer crew live at DEF CON with …

Ep. 011 - Extreme Social Engineering - Defying Human Nature

July 12th, 2010


What happens when the results of not being successful can cause jail time?  Is there a way to use SE skills to keep you from the slammer?  We talk to …

Ep. 010 - Social Engineering - Past, Present and Future

June 14th, 2010


A round table discussion with some of the brightest minds in social engineering. We will discuss future of social engineering and hear some really …

Ep. 009 - Subliminal Persuasion for Social Engineers

May 10th, 2010


Join us as we interview one of the world’s leading experts in unconscious persuasion.  Kevin helps us to analyze the methods that people are …

Ep. 008 The Social Engineering Zero Day Revealed!

April 12th, 2010


The information contained in this podcast is some of the most mind blowing we have ever released.  An intimate talk with someone who has detailed knowledge of how to perform identity theft. He outlines, details and …

Ep. 007 - Using Persuasion on the Mindless Masses

March 8th, 2010


Join the team as we discuss the topics of persuasion and mindlessness with Harvard psychologist and world renowned persuasion …

Ep. 006 - Using the Information We Gather As Social Engineers

February 8th, 2010


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 …

Ep. 005 - Exclusive Interview with the BackTrack 4 Development Team

January 18th, 2010


Have you ever wondered where BackTrack came from?  Want to know how new editions of our favorite pentesting tool come about?  Join us as we talk with …

Ep. 004 - NLP, SE and Manipulation Secrets Revealed

January 11th, 2010


Join us as we reveal some of the secrets that are widely used in marketing.  From social engineering tactics, NLP secrets and manipulation strategies …

Ep. 003 - Framing - Alter the Reality Frame

December 14th, 2009


We discuss the aspect of framing from a very unique perspective.  Join us as we delve into the depths of framing and see how we use it in our daily lives and what we can learn from a Harvard Math Genius.

Ep. 002 - Pretexting - Not just for social engineers anymore

November 9th, 2009


Pretexting is one of the key components of social engineering.  When we decided to search out a professional radio host we never thought we would …

Ep. 001 - Interrogation and Social Engineering

October 5th, 2009


This month we are interviewing ex-Law Enforcement agent Matt Churchill.  He has experience in interrogation and interview tactics. Download Standard Podcast [...]

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