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Welcome to the Layer 8 Podcast season 3, culminating with the Layer 8 Conference on Saturday, October 8th in Providence, Rhode Island. Get your ticket at https://layer8conference.com
This season we’ll have conversations with social engineers and OSINT investigators who will tell their stories. We hope you enjoy them.

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Welcome to the Layer 8 Podcast season 3, culminating with the Layer 8 Conference on Saturday, October 8th in Providence, Rhode Island. Get your ticket at https://layer8conference.com
This season we’ll have conversations with social engineers and OSINT investigators who will tell their stories. We hope you enjoy them.

    Episode 81: Andrew Lemon - Just Walk Right In!

    Episode 81: Andrew Lemon - Just Walk Right In!

    Our guest this week is Andrew Lemon, who often just goes by "Lemon." You can find Lemon on Twitter as @LemonItUp or on his YouTube channel with original hacking videos. In this episode, we discuss a presentation he gave at the 2021 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference titled "A Social Engineer's Toolkit". He had some fun physical social engineering stories on ways he gets into facilities, on how he tries to get caught and even a story about why one of his engagements didn't go to plan. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 80: Rosa Rowles - Goin' Vishing!

    Episode 80: Rosa Rowles - Goin' Vishing!

    Rosa (@Rosa_Rowles) is a social engineer working with Social Engineer, LLC. She has an interesting story that includes moving from Spain to England to the US all at a young age. She was a billing coordinator for a hotel before she moved into social engineering. In this episode, she discusses how she uses various principles of influence to evaluate the security posture of her clients. She gives advice on how to build rapport in mere seconds and how to get into the social engineering field without any background in information technology.

    • 48 min
    Episode 79: Jack Rhysider - Darknet Diaries

    Episode 79: Jack Rhysider - Darknet Diaries

    For this episode, we step away from discussing social engineering and OSINT directly and talk with Jack Rhysider. Jack is the creator and host of the hugely popular podcast, Darknet Diaries. Jack talks about and interviews people about "true stories from the dark side of the internet." Jack discusses how he does it, how he finds his guests, how much work goes into creating his biweekly podcast and more. 

    Jack Rhysider is a veteran to the security world. He gained his professional knowledge of security by working in a Security Operations Center for a Fortune 500 company, a place to where threats are detected and stopped. During that time he was exposed to hundreds of client’s networks ranging from schools, to government, to banks, and commercial organizations.

    • 36 min
    Episode 78: Christine Talley - Contact Exploitation

    Episode 78: Christine Talley - Contact Exploitation

    Content Warning: This episode includes discussion of human trafficking and exploitation.

    Christine Talley, aka @AthenasOwl_97 joins us to talk about her work as an analyst with the anti-human trafficking task force in California. She talks about how she got started with OSINT after changing careers, tells us one instance where she got to use her former career during a law enforcement engagement and also tells us about contact exploitation. This is a method where she often can begin or continue to follow an OSINT trail with just one small piece of information. Her investigations often have a focus in social media intelligence, or SOCMINT. Christine also recently gave a presentation at the SANS OSINT Summit on April 7, 2022 titled "I Know You: Contact Exploitation in SOCMINT Investigations." 

    Christine Talley works human trafficking investigations as the analyst for a county-wide task force in California. She is Crime & Intelligence Analysis and GIAC Open Source Intelligence Certified.

    • 53 min
    Episode 77: Lorand Bodo - Using OSINT to Find Extremists

    Episode 77: Lorand Bodo - Using OSINT to Find Extremists

    For this episode, we talked with Lorand Bodo, one of the creators of OSINT Curious. Lorand talks with us about how he recommends people get started with OSINT, what OSINT is and then takes us through some stories about how he tracks jihadists and extremists. He also tells us about his role with OSINT Curious and the webcasts and streaming events that he puts on with them. Lorand also has a weekly updated list of curated tweets from extremists on his web site, lorandbodo.com

    • 48 min
    Episode 76: Alethe Denis - Creating Pretexts for Social Engineering

    Episode 76: Alethe Denis - Creating Pretexts for Social Engineering

    Alethe Denis is an amazing accomplished social engineer. She won the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at Defcon 27. She was part of a team that won a Trace Labs OSINT Capture the Flag competition. She will again be a judge at the Collegiate Social Engineering competition. She created the Defcon 209 chapter in California, and is the original ambassador to the Innocent Lives Foundation. In this episode, Alethe takes us through her pretext preparation for Defcon and how she creates pretexts for social engineering. She breaks down some of the principles of persuasion that she talks about in her presentation "Phishy Little Liars" and lets us in on an attempted financial scam against her that she exposed. 

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