In season two of the Layer 8 Podcast, we'll talk to the experts, social engineers and open source intelligence investigators. Sometimes, they'll tell us stories of their experiences, and sometimes we'll have questions for them. We hope you enjoy listening!
Episode 57: Collegiate Social Engineering Capture the Flag Organizing Team
The main organizers of the Collegiate SECTF include Temple University's CARE Lab of Professor Aunshul Rege, Rachel Bleiman and Katorah Williams, plus Patrick Laverty from Layer 8 Conference. In this episode, the team discusses the origins of the SECTF, how it works, who can compete, as well as the impressions of the competition by graduate students Rachel and Katorah. If you are a college student and would like to compete in this tournament, this is a can't miss episode!
Episode 56: Michele Stuart - Evolution of OSINT Tools and Talking Her Way Into a Super Bowl Party
For this episode, we speak with Michele Stuart of JAG Investigations. Michele is a social engineer and OSINT investigator. She also offers training on her strategies and techniques. Michele tells us about the OSINT tools that she used when she first got started in the field, which was before searching on the internet became common. She also tells us how she talked her way into a Super Bowl party and also ended up selling raffle tickets at a holiday party!
Episode 55: Magic and Social Engineering with Lee Anderson, Richard Davy and Chris Kirsch
For this episode, we speak with three social engineers who are also hobbyists in the art of magic. Magic is often about deception, distraction and sleight of hand techniques. We'll talk with Lee, Richard and Chris about how they got started learning these techniques, as well as some of the psychology needed to make people believe the tricks and find the overlaps with social engineering.
Episode 54: Searching the Dark Net with Levitannin
What is the dark net, the dark web, the clear web and the differences between them? For this episode, we'll hear some fun stories from Levitannin, an OSINT researcher and Innocent Lives Foundation volunteer. Are Red Rooms real? And what are some of the places to look for some of the rumored illicit information that is on these layers of the internet? Join Levi today and find out all this, plus even more!
And you can also join Levi for the Innocent Lives Foundation gamer streams on Twitch!
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Episode 53: Collegiate SECTF with Ragnhild "Bridget" Sageng, Prof. Aunshul Rege and TinkerSec
From October 2nd to 4th, six teams competed in the first ever Collegiate Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at Temple University. They were tested on their ability to perform OSINT, create a phishing email and even make phone calls to gain information. This episode speaks with the creator of the competition, Professor Aunshul Rege and the winner of the competition, a one-woman team from Noroff University College in Norway, Ragnhild "Bridget" Sageng. We also have one of the judges with us, our long time friend and all around great person, TinkerSec!
Stay tuned for announcements about the second annual competition, coming soon!
Episode 52: Tokyo_v2 - Anonymous Reviews Might Not Be So Anonymous
For this episode, we welcome our friend Tokyo. Tokyo is a member of Team Searchlight community, and is the author of many blog posts on OSINT investigations. Today, Tokyo shows us the steps, methodology and tools that can be used to trace a single online review all the way to the person who left it.