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The Social-Engineer Podcast
The Social-Engineer Podcast
Social-Engineer, LLC
Ep. 137 – Human Hacking With Chris Hadnagy
In this special episode, Chris Hadnagy joins Maxie Reynolds to talk about the amazing stories and useful lessons contained in Chris’s new book: “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”. Listen as Chris delves into the process of making “Human Hacking” and shares the awesome story behind its inception. Maxie and Chris also discuss the importance of empathy especially when it comes to hacking humans. Chris a global security expert and master hacker. He is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC, the creator of the popular Social Engineer Podcast, website, and newsletter, and designed “Advanced Practical Social Engineering,” the first hands-on social engineering training course and certification for law enforcement, military, and private sector professionals. 00:09 – Introduction to Maxie Reynolds 02:13 – Introduction to Christopher Hadnagy’s brand-new book: “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You” 02:51 – Human-hacking is a skill that can be used in everyday life by everyday people 04:19 – What it means to “Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You” 05:50 – “The martial art of the mind” and how a malicious person could use it for harm 07:39 – Empathy and why it is so important when hacking humans 09:21 – Showing empathy while amygdala hijacked 11:40 – Empathy is more than just putting yourself in someone else’s shoes 14:15 – Empathy is often hierarchical 16:33 – The power of “I’m sorry” 18:02 – Why understanding the meaning behind someone’s actions is so important 21:48 – Accuracy of the stories told in the book 24:15 – The process of co-authoring the book with Seth Schulman 26:43 – The amazing story of how the book came to be 31:16 – How to fight the isolation and social awkwardness brought by technology and, more recently, COVID-19. 34:46 – Giving your feedback on the book 36:20 – A distillation of the “Advanced Practical Social Engineering” course, made applicable to everyone 40:50 – Socially engineering the world’s best rock band 43:51 - “Quick Fire Questions”: 44:04 – Chris's favorite story in the book 45:04 – Is there a stage in child development where less empathy is shown? 46:10 – Would the new book have helped teenage Chris? 48:01 – Is it as nicer to feel empathy yourself or receive it from someone else? 49:49 – Balance is required when teaching empathy. 51:19 – How we can all better our communities by learning to “Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You” 53:35 – Chris's book recommendations Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior 54:56 – Outro Human Hacking Book Website Human Hacking Book Amazon Maxie on Twitter Chris on Twitter Social-Engineer on Twitter SEVillage: The Human Hacking Conference The Innocent Lives Foundation Clutch
58 min
Cyber Security Interviews
Cyber Security Interviews
Douglas A. Brush | Weekly Interviews w/ InfoSec Pros
#109 – Amanda Berlin: Happier People Stay Longer (Amanda Berlin) is the Lead Incident Detection Engineer for (Blumira) and the CEO and owner of the nonprofit corporation (Mental Health Hackers). She is the author of a Blue Team best practices book called " (Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure)” with Lee Brotherston through O'Reilly Media. She is a co-host on the (Brakeing Down Security podcast) and writes for several blogs. Amanda is an avid volunteer and mental health advocate. She has presented at a large number of conventions, meetings, and industry events such as DerbyCon, O’Reilly Security, GrrCon, and DEFCON. In this episode, we discuss her start in help desk, speaking amount mental health, depression and anxiety, men's reluctance to report health issues, neurodiversity, how organizations can encourage self-care, using medication, the Mental Health Hackers organization, and so much more. Where you can find Amanda: (LinkedIn) (Twitter - InfoSystir) (Twitter - Mental Health Hackers) (Mental Health Hackers) (Brakeing Down Security Podcast) Episode Disclaimer: This podcast's information is not intended or implied as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in or available through this presentation. THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. Please speak to your physician before embarking on any treatment plan. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HEARD ON THIS PODCAST.
49 min
Hacker Valley Studio
Hacker Valley Studio
Hacker Valley Media
Episode 114 - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Threat Intelligence with Patrick Coughlin
In this episode of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, hosts Ron and Chris interview Patrick Coughlin, Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR. Patrick began his career as a security analyst in Washington D.C. and the middle east. By working with government contractors, multinational corporations, and counter-terrorism units, Patrick learned that the biggest challenge that security analysts have is retrieving the needed information from disparate data sources. This discovery led Patrick to founding TruStar. Patrick’s focus is to help organizations automate the collection and curation of threat intelligence data. Patrick’s analytical prowess originated from working at Booz Allen Hamilton where he learned a fundamental skill that all cybersecurity analysts should have - how to put together a slide deck. This skill helped Patrick articulate the importance of threat intelligence to leaders in the government and private sector. As the episode progresses, Patrick details the differences between threat intelligence requirements for national security and enterprise. For enterprise threat intelligence programs, the goal is to accelerate automation of detection and rarely attribution. Patrick also mentions automation is only as effective as the data is cleaned, normalized, and prioritized. What about the good, bad, and ugly of threat intelligence? Patrick describes that an organization can thrive by leveraging internal intelligence. This can be overlooked when organizations are fixated on buying threat data feeds and subscribing to ISAC feeds. Most enterprise organizations have a detection and response stack that is constantly providing information about threats relevant to their organization - which serves as great threat intelligence data. Chris and Ron ask Patrick about the science vs art aspects of cybersecurity and threat intelligence. Patrick describes that there is room for both art and science in threat intelligence. While new concepts are being discovered, there is art in finding the needle in the haystack. However, at some point, intuition can be described into steps that a machine can repeat. For example, after years of analytical practice an analyst can describe how and why they are tagging threat intelligence related data in such a way that can be repeated by other analysts or automation. This episode covers an abundance of tactics and techniques for threat intelligence analysts. Patrick describes the best place to begin automating threat intelligence is detection. An analyst can ask the question, “How do I get sources of known bad indicators into my detection stack so that I could drive high fidelity detections?”. As false positives decrease, your mean time to detection (MTTD) and resolution (MTTR) decrease which makes your threat intelligence and security operation team members more effective. 0:00 - Intro 1:53 - This episode features Patrick Coughlin, Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR 2:30 - Patrick’s background and start as a security analyst 5:19 - How to automate threat intelligence while reducing analyst fatigue 7:05 - How Patrick cultivated his analyst prowess 8:43 - Articulating threat intelligence to government and enterprise organizations 11:09 - Can a threat intelligence program be automated? 17:21 - Patrick’s experience of “good” and “bad” threat intelligence programs 20:31 - Logic vs Intuition in threat intelligence 27:04 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make threat intelligence decisions 28:42 - Where to start when automating threat intelligence 30:02 - How to stay in touch with Patrick Coughlin Links: Connect with Patrick Coughlin on LinkedIn Link to Patrick’s company TruSTAR Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio. Support Hacker Valley Studio on Patreon. Follow Hacker Valley Studio on Twitter. Follow hosts Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran on Twitter. Learn more about our sponsor ByteChek. Take our FREE course for building threat intelligence programs by visiting
31 min
Cyber Work
Cyber Work
Kubernetes: Vulnerabilities, efficiency and cloud security
Learn all about Kubernetes, its possible misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, and how it applies to cloud security on today’s episode, featuring Michael Foster, a Cloud Native Advocate at StackRox. Michael discusses intrinsic Kubernetes security issues compared with those that come from improper use, the work of a Cloud Security Advocate, his time in the Chicago Cubs and more. 0:00 Intro  2:03 Getting started in tech 4:09 From Cubs to security 8:10 What is Kubernetes? 10:45 Kubernetes issues & CNCF roadmap 14:50 Types of vulnerabilities 19:10 Kubernetes checklist and wishlist 23:30 Role and duties at StackRox 25:30 Cloud security skills & careers 31:30 Future of Kubernetes 33:28 What is StackRox? 35:35 Outro We’re also excited to share the new hands-on Cyber Work training series, Cyber Work Applied. Each week on Cyber Work Applied, expert Infosec instructors teach a new cybersecurity skill and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios. Get demos of different cyberattacks, learn how to use common cybersecurity tools, explore how major breaches occurred and more. Check out the link below to start learning, for free! – Learn cybersecurity with our FREE Cyber Work Applied training series:  – View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes: Michael Foster is a passionate tech enthusiast and open-source advocate with a multidisciplinary background. As a Cloud Native Advocate at StackRox, Michael understands the importance of building an inclusive community. Michael embraces all forms of automation, focusing on Kubernetes security, DevOps, and infrastructure as code. He is continually working to bridge the gap between tech and business and focus on sustainable solutions. *About Infosec* Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at
36 min
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