In this episode, industry pioneer Chris Hadnagy explains the role of psychology, empathy, and personal growth in the Social Engineering field.
Here are some of the topics covered:
0:00 Content Warning: Child Abuse, Child Sexual Trauma
00:30 Introduction to Episode 10 featuring Chris Hadnagy
01:30 Chris in retrospect: teenage years, 20s, computers, and then “Social Engineering”
03:30 What is social Engineering?
05:00 Psychology’s Role in the Framework
10:22 Social Engineering: Is there anything that is “off limits”?
12:00 "Find another Way"
14:20 The Origin Story of The Innocent Lives Foundation, @InnocentOrg
18:50 The Infosec industry and CST (Childhood Sexual Trauma)
20:00 Innocent Lives Foundation Non-Vigilantism, Mental Health and Safety
22:30 Chris's Advice to anyone who finds CP
23:50 A Shocking Statistic about Child Predators
25:00 Capture the Flags and the Establishment of the SECTF at DEFCON17 (shoutout to @DarkTangent)
28:00 What is the SECTF?
29:40 SE Village as an "Oasis"
30:45 OSINT's role
33:00 Alethe and Rachel have changed the entire game of social engineering
34:00 Chris's philosophy on being a boss
37:08 Unconditional praise for Ryan McDougall
38:20 Entrepreneurship and Risk
44:40 "Cooking Through" COVID19 Isolation
46:30 Virtual Workers, Virtual Teams
50:30 Advice to a younger Chris
52:00 Wrap up: How you can help Innocent Lives Foundation
Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC, and the CEO of the nonprofit Innocent Lives Foundation. Chris possesses more than 17 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in the security field. His efforts in training, education, and awareness have helped to expose social engineering as the top threat to the security of organizations today.
Chris established the world’s first social engineering penetration testing framework at www.social-engineer.org, providing an invaluable repository of information for security professionals and enthusiasts. That site grew into a dynamic web resource, including a podcast and a newsletter, which have become staples in the security industry and are referenced by large organizations around the world. Chris also created the first hands-on social engineering training course and certification, Advanced Practical Social Engineering, attended by law enforcement, military, and private-sector professionals.
In 2017, he started an InfoSec community initiative nonprofit called The Innocent Lives Foundation. He gathered experts from the field in OSINT, investigation, and other areas to help assist law enforcement in tracing, tracking, and unmasking child predators who try to hide online. More information can be found at www.innocentlivesfoundation.org.
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