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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

    Ep. 181 - The Doctor Is In Series - Can You Fake It Till You Make It

    Ep. 181 - The Doctor Is In Series - Can You Fake It Till You Make It

    Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.  

     

    This is Episode 181 and hosted by Chris Hadnagy, CEO of Social-Engineer LLC, and The Innocent Lives Foundation, as well as Social-Engineer.Org and The Institute for Social Engineering. 

     

    Joining Chris is co-host Dr. Abbie Maroño. Abbie is Director of education at Social-Engineer, LLC, and a perception management coach. She has a PhD in Behaviour analysis and specializes in nonverbal communication, trust, and cooperation. 

     

    Today’s conversation will be on the topic of Can You Fake It Till You Make It. [Oct 03, 2022] 
     
    00:00 – Intro 
    00:21 – Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro 
    01:16 – Intro Links 
    Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing  Managed Email Phishing Adversarial Simulations  Social-Engineer channel on SLACK  CLUTCH  innocentlivesfoundation.org  03:45 – The topic of the day: Can you fake it till you make it? 
    05:15 – The Power of the Mind 
    06:53 – The Placebo Milkshake 
    12:07 – The difference with disorders 
    14:09 – “I'm gonna be happy!” 
    15:55 – Facial Feedback Hypothesis 
    21:00 – The power of expression 
    22:18 – Botox for happiness? 
    30:27 – Power Posing 
    37:39 – V is for Victory! 
    39:07 – The basis of non-verbals 
    41:34 – Self Talk 
    44:34 – All or Nothing 
    47:37 – Public Speaking or Firing Squad? 
    49:34 – Book Recommendations 
    You, Only Better – Nicholas Bate - https://amzn.to/3LTGkul  Don't Sweat the Small Stuff – Richard Carlson - https://amzn.to/3C0eg3I  50:26 – Wrap Up  
    50:58 – Find us online 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbiejmarono  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-abbie-maroño-phd-35ab2611a  Twitter: https://twitter.com/humanhacker  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy  51:48 – Outro 
    www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org   
    Select research: 
     
    Carney, D. R., Cuddy, A. J., & Yap, A. J. (2010). Power posing: Brief nonverbal displays affect neuroendocrine levels and risk tolerance. Psychological science, 21(10), 1363-1368. 
      
    Coles, N. A., Larsen, J. T., & Lench, H. C. (2019). A meta-analysis of the facial feedback literature: Effects of facial feedback on emotional experience are small and variable. Psychological bulletin, 145(6), 610. 
      
    Crum, A. J., Corbin, W. R., Brownell, K. D., & Salovey, P. (2011). Mind over milkshakes: mindsets, not just nutrients, determine ghrelin response. Health Psychology, 30(4), 424. 
      
    Fischer, J., Fischer, P., Englich, B., Aydin, N., & Frey, D. (2011). Empower my decisions: The effects of power gestures on confirmatory information processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(6), 1146-1154. 
      
    Garrison, K. E., Tang, D., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2016). Embodying power: A preregistered replication and extension of the power pose effect. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(7), 623-630. 
      
    Gronau, Q. F., Van Erp, S., Heck, D. W., Cesario, J., Jonas, K. J., & Wagenmakers, E. J. (2017). A Bayesian model-averaged meta-analysis of the power pose effect with informed and default priors: The case of felt power. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2(1), 123-138. 
      
    Hardy, J., Gammage, K., & Hall, C. (2001). A descriptive study of athlete self-talk. The sport psychologist, 15(3), 306-318. 
      
    Kross, E., Bruehlman-Senecal, E., Park, J., Burson, A., Dougherty, A., Shablack, H., ... & Ayduk, O. (2014). Self-talk as a regulatory mechanism: how you do it matters. Journal of personality and social psychology, 106(2), 304. 
      
    McIntosh, D. N. (1996). Facial feedback hypotheses: Evidence, implications, and directions. Motivation and emotion, 20(2), 121-147. 
      
    Neal, D. T., & Chartrand, T. L. (2011). Embodied emotion perception: amplifying and dampeni

    • 53 min
    Ep. 180 - Twitter, Twillio and Cisco – Oh My! With Patrick and Chris

    Ep. 180 - Twitter, Twillio and Cisco – Oh My! With Patrick and Chris

    Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The SE Etc. Series. This series will be hosted by Chris Hadnagy, CEO of Social-Engineer LLC, and The Innocent Lives Foundation, as well as Social-Engineer.Org and The Institute for Social Engineering. Chris will be joined by his co-host Patrick Laverty as they discuss topics pertaining to the world of Social Engineering. [Sept 26, 2022] 

     

    00:00 – Intro 

    00:17 – Patrick Laverty Intro 

    01:12 – The Origin Story 

    02:07 – Intro Links 

    Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing  Managed Email Phishing  Adversarial Simulations 

    Social-Engineer channel on SLACK  CLUTCH innocentlivesfoundation.org 
    04:41 – The importance of knowing past breaches 

    06:20 – The Twitter Breach (The F.U.D. train) 


    12:25 – The Twillio Breach 

    13:02 – The rise of SMISHING 

    25:00 – “Don't click!” 

    28:42 – The Cisco Breach 

    29:19 – MFA Fatigue 

    36:18 – The role of Social Engineering in these attacks 

    39:40 – Find us online 

    Chris Hadnagy 
    Twitter: @humanhacker  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy 

    Patrick Laverty 
    Twitter: @plaverty9  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/plaverty9 
    39:59 – Book (and Bees) Recommendations 

    A BEEhavioral Lesson – Christopher Hadnagy 

    40:45 – Wrap Up & Outro 

    www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org 

    • 41 min
    Ep. 179 - Security Awareness Series - Can You Really Prevent Burnout with Erin Maloney

    Ep. 179 - Security Awareness Series - Can You Really Prevent Burnout with Erin Maloney

    Today we are joined by Erin Maloney. Erin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She then earned her master’s degree in social work from Widener University in Chester, PA. Erin holds a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Erin has worked in the behavioral and mental health field for over 20 years. Her experience has included: case management, addiction counseling, behavioral specialty work, school based behavioral health services, and private practice. Erin has worked with a wide range of clients from young children to older adults with a variety of mental health needs.  

    Erin is also the Director of Wellness for the Innocent Lives Foundation. She has a strong passion for the mission of the foundation to help protect innocent children.  [Sept 19, 2022] 

     

    00:00 – Intro 

    00:24 – Intro Links 

    Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing  Managed Email Phishing  Adversarial Simulations Social-Engineer channel on SLACK 

    CLUTCH  innocentlivesfoundation.org 
    02:54 – Erin Maloney Intro 

    04:11 – What motivated you to become a mental health expert? 

    06:58 – Helping the Helpers 


    09:26 – What is "burnout" and what does it look like? 

    12:35 – Tired or Exhausted? 

    13:26 – Where "burnout" can come from 

    14:12 – Burnout Prevention 

    15:35 – The Importance of “NO” 

    19:54 – How to get off the road to "burnout" 

    21:08 – When open communication isn't there 

    22:51 – The physical toll is real! 

    24:58 – What else can we do? (Mixing it up) 

    27:59 – Resources to help with burnout 

    31:10 – The "little things" help 

    32:01 – Is there anyone who helped you get to where you are? 

    34:35 – Book Recommendations 

    The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety – William J. Knaus - https://amzn.to/3LqQNgk 
    36:53 – Find Erin Maloney online 


    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/erin-maloney-lcsw  Email: erin.m@innocentlivesfoundation.org 
    37:24 – Wrap Up  

    37:43 – Outro 

    www.social-engineer.com 

    www.innocentlivesfoundation.org 

    • 38 min
    Ep. 178 - Human Element Series - Become a Transformational Charismatic Leader with Dr. Ron Riggio

    Ep. 178 - Human Element Series - Become a Transformational Charismatic Leader with Dr. Ron Riggio

    Today Chris is talking with Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Riggio is a social/personality psychologist and leadership scholar with more than a dozen authored or edited books and more than 150 articles/book chapters. His research interests are in leadership and organizational communication, particularly leader nonverbal communication, and emotional competence.  He is part of the Fullerton Longitudinal Study that is examining leadership development across the lifespan (beginning at 1 year of age and continuing through adulthood).   

     [Sept 12th, 2022] 

     

    00:00 – Intro  

    Social-Engineer.com

    Managed Voice Phishing  Managed Email Phishing  Adversarial Simulations  Social-Engineer channel on SLACK  CLUTCH 

    innocentlivesfoundation.org
    00:20 – Intro Links 

    03:02 – Dr. Ron Riggio Intro 

    04:13 – How did you become a professor of leadership? 

    07:41 – What year did you start focusing on charisma? 


    09:16 – The importance of charisma for leadership 

    12:49 – How does one learn to develop personal charisma? 

    15:27 – How important is getting gestures right? 

    18:22 – The benefits of showing emotional expressions 

    21:41 – Dynamic Attractiveness 

    23:45 – What can I do to become a better leader? 

    26:51 – Transformational Leadership 

    28:34 – Leaders need to know their followers 

    29:41 – How do you lead at scale? 

    32:42 – Developing leadership capacity in others 

    35:44 – The attraction to the "Strong Man" 

    40:11 – Spare the rod 

    44:16 – Who do you consider your biggest mentors? 

    Howard S. Friedman  Bernard Bass 

    47:04 – Book Recommendations: 

    Influence: Science and Practice - Robert Cialdini Leadership - James MacGregor Burns Daily Leadership Development - Ronald E. Riggio
    50:58 – Find Dr. Riggio on the web 


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronriggio  Website: www.riggioleadership.org  Blog Site: psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership   
    51:54 – Guest Wrap Up 

    52:28 – Outro 


    www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org  

    • 52 min
    Ep. 177 - The Doctor Is In Series - Hold This Coffee - Subliminal Persuasion

    Ep. 177 - The Doctor Is In Series - Hold This Coffee - Subliminal Persuasion

    Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.  

     

    This is Episode 177 and hosted by Chris Hadnagy, CEO of Social-Engineer LLC, and The Innocent Lives Foundation, as well as Social-Engineer.Org and The Institute for Social Engineering. 

     

    Joining Chris is co-host Dr. Abbie Maroño. Abbie is Director of education at Social-Engineer, LLC, and a perception management coach. She has a PhD in Behaviour analysis and specializes in nonverbal communication, trust, and cooperation. 

     

    Today’s conversation will be on the topic of Subliminal Persuasion. [Sep 05, 2022] 

     

    00:00 – Intro 

    00:27 – Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro 

    01:07 – Intro Links 

    Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing Managed Email Phishing Adversarial Simulations 

    Social-Engineer channel on SLACK CLUTCH innocentlivesfoundation.org 
    03:26 – Why this podcast? 

    04:28 – The topic of the day: Subliminal Persuasion 


    05:46 – What is Subliminal Persuasion? 

    07:03 – The Coca-Cola & popcorn myth 

    09:08 – Judas Priest Lawsuit 

    10:32 – Sex on ice, does it work? 

    15:00 – Getting warmer... 

    16:08 – ...and colder 

    18:49 – The importance of being attentive 

    21:28 – Does it pass the smell test? 

    22:59 – Can Prime lead to Persuasion? 

    24:34 – The necessity of Motivation 

    27:05 – Does Belief play a role? 

    28:17 – The Smell of Fear 

    32:52 – Applying the Subliminal 

    38:58 – The limitations of application 

    41:26 – Subtle Psychology 

    44:33 – Book Recommendations 

    Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior – Leonard Mlodinow 
    45:42 – Find Dr. Abbie Maroño on the web 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbiejmarono  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-abbie-maroño-phd-35ab2611a 

    Website: https://www.abbiemarono.com/ 
    46:26 – Find Chris on the web 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/humanhacker  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy 
    46:41 – Wrap Up  


    47:59 – Outro 

    www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org 





     

    Select research: 


    Chen, Z., Tan, Y., Zhang, Z., & Li, M. (2021). Research on subliminal visual messages based on EEG signal and convolutional neural network. In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 336, p. 05014). EDP Sciences. 
     

    Damaskinidis, G., & Kostopoulou, L. (2021). Intersemiotic Translation of Subliminal Messages in Brand Logos: A Qualitative Experimental Research. International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR), 5(1), 1-14. 
     

    Dijksterhuis, A., Aarts, H., & Smith, P. K. (2005). The power of the subliminal: On subliminal persuasion and other potential applications. The new unconscious, 1, 77-106. 
     

    Epley, N., Savitsky, K., & Kachelski, R. A. (1999). What every skeptic should know about subliminal persuasion. Skeptical Inquirer, 23(5), 40-45. 

     

    Hsu, L., & Chen, Y. J. (2020). Neuromarketing, subliminal advertising, and hotel selection: An EEG study. Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ), 28(4), 200-208. 

     

    Li, N., Juan, L., Xin, W., & Xiang-hong, S. (2011, March). Effect of sustained subliminal auditory stimulus on human emotion. In International Conference on Information Science and Technology (pp. 381-384). IEEE. 

     

    Loersch, C., Durso, G. R., & Petty, R. E. (2013). Vicissitudes of desire: A matching mechanism for subliminal persuasion. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(5), 624-631. 

     

    Riener, A. (2012). Subliminal persuasion and its potential for driver behavior adaptation. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(1), 71-80. 

     

    Smarandescu, L., & Shimp, T. A. (2015). Drink coca-cola, eat popcorn, and choose powerade:

    • 48 min
    Ep. 176 - Security Awareness Series - Bottom Up Context is better than Top Down Control with Nishant Bhajaria

    Ep. 176 - Security Awareness Series - Bottom Up Context is better than Top Down Control with Nishant Bhajaria

    This month, Chris Hadnagy and Ryan MacDougall are joined by Nishant Bhajaria. Nishant is an executive leader and industry-expert in the privacy and security space and currently serves as the Director of Privacy Engineering and Governance at Uber. 

    He plays the critical role connecting engineering, legal, and leadership to ensure data protection for both the user and the business. Prior to Uber, Nishant spearheaded compliance and privacy engineering programs at Google, Netflix and Nike. He has a Master’s Degree in computer science from Arizona State University 

    In addition to speaking extensively in this space, Nishant also teaches courses around privacy, security and career development on LinkedIn Learning. Nishant authored Data Privacy: A Runbook for Engineers - a deep dive into strategies on effectively identifying, communicating and addressing privacy risks using technical strategies. [Aug 15, 2022] 

    00:00 – Intro 
    00:20 – Intro Links 
    Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing  Managed Email Phishing Adversarial Simulations Social-Engineer channel on SLACK CLUTCH innocentlivesfoundation.org 02:17 – Nishant Bhajaria Intro 
    03:33 – How did your career path start? 
    05:44 – Balancing security and the end-user experience 
    09:29 – How to introduce security and privacy concepts into a pre-existing infrastructure 
    13:50 – Balancing technological freedom with security for your family 
    19:28 – Bridging divisions for the sake of privacy and security 
    22:09 – Creating better industry standards 
    26:28 – How to handle your platform becoming weaponized 
    30:53 – The ethical issue of data use 
    35:11 – The role of Social Engineering in privacy and security 
    39:14 – 3 action steps that companies should start doing right now 
    42:56 – Find Nishant online 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishantjb/  Certification: https://dataprotocol.com/pe-certification  44:24 – Book Recommendations 
    Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny – Robert Wright Team of Rivals– Doris Kearns Goodwin Data Privacy: A Runbook for Engineers – Nishant Bhajaria 47:13 – Wrap Up  
    47:41 – Outro 
    www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Tanya in Canada ,

Very informative, interesting and long

This podcast has taught me many, many things and is quite interesting and eye-opening. However, they have a social aspect at the start and end that is clearly only for them which lasts for about 25%-50% of each podcast. At times it is funny, but mostly I skip over it. This podcast would have a 5 start rating for sure if the intro was 5 minutes instead of 20-30 minutes. To be clear though, this is DEFINITELY worth listening to if this topic is of interest to you.

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