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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. 264 - The SE ETC Series - TicketMaster Healthcare and Threat Actors

    Ep. 264 - The SE ETC Series - TicketMaster Healthcare and Threat Actors

    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. Join Chris as he discusses topics and news pertaining to the world of Social Engineering. [June 24, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:18 - Intro Links
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                                
    04:18 - Ticketmaster Breach
    -          Breach Story
    05:20 - Actionable Tips
    07:22 - Healthcare Attacks
    -          Chicago Hospital Story
    08:42 - Freeze!
    10:31 - The Advancement of AI
    -          IdentifAI Partnership
    -          Deepfake Attack Story
    12:46 - Wrap Up & Outro
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org
     
    Find us online
    -          Chris Hadnagy
    -          Twitter: @humanhacker
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy

    • 13 min
    Ep. 263 - Security Awareness Series - Attitude Is Everything In Security with Sigita Jurkynaitė

    Ep. 263 - Security Awareness Series - Attitude Is Everything In Security with Sigita Jurkynaitė

    Today on the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Security Awareness Series, Chris is joined by Sigita Jurkynaitė. Sigita works as Information Security Manager at Nord Security, where she is responsible for company's Information Security Management System, ensuring compliance with international standards and regulations, and security training and awareness.
     
    Previously, Sigita worked at Research and Education Network Association GÉANT, where she led a wide range of international projects and teams, information security community activities and Special Interest Groups. She organized cyber security trainings, conferences and workshops in Europe and Asian countries.  Sigita was Director of CyberSOC at NRD Cyber Security prior to joining Nord Security.
     
    Sigita holds a Master’s Degree of Business Management at the ISM University of Management and Economics, where she researched the relationships between people's knowledge, attitude and behavior towards cyber security in organizations. [June 17, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:18 - Intro Links:
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                               
    02:50 - Sigita Jurkynaitė Intro
    04:03 - It's Not All Tech
    06:24 - A Change in Attitude
    09:26 - On the Same Team
    13:51 - Back to Basics
    14:52 - Reporting, Not Ratio
    17:06 - Win Fabulous Prizes!
    19:33 - The Toxic List
    23:01 - Making it Fun
    -          SWITCH Security Awareness Activities
    27:25 - The Power of Ownership
    29:28 - One Size Does NOT Fit All!
    31:21 - Mentors
    -          Aunshul Rege
    -          Nicole Harris
    -          Don't You Know That You're Toxic?
    -          Fleur van Leusden
    34:10 - Book Recommendations
    -          The Security Culture Playbook - Kai Roer & Perry Carpenter
    35:11 - Find Sigita Jurkynaitė online
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sigita-jurkynaite
    35:38 - Wrap Up & Outro
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org

    • 36 min
    Ep. 262 - Human Element Series - From Hero to Heroin To Hero with Shawn Livingston

    Ep. 262 - Human Element Series - From Hero to Heroin To Hero with Shawn Livingston

    Today we are joined by Shawn Livingston. Shawn, a combat veteran, battled heroin addiction after serving his country, as seen in "100 Miles to Redemption." Now, he's a symbol of hope and strength, excelling as an ultra-runner and in fitness. He hosts the "I Am Redemption" podcast, providing a platform for stories of triumph and fostering community. Shawn also inspires through motivational speaking, spreading the message of resilience and redemption. His journey proves that no matter how far one falls, they can always rise again. [June 10, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:18 - Intro Links
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/
    02:43 - Shawn Livingston Intro
    03:23 - Path to Addiction
    05:37 - The Need for Structure
    07:27 - Some Hope
    11:39 - The Physical Influence
    17:34 - Choose Better, Be Better
    20:39 - Discover Your "Why?"
    24:55 - Staying Humble
    26:54 - Path to Redemption
    29:46 - Find Shawn Livingston online
    -          Website: iamredemption.com
    -          Instagram: @iam.redemption
    -          Instagram: @iam.shawnlivingston
    30:24 - Mentors
    -          Penny Lane
    -          Stepfather
    32:09 - Book Recommendations
    -          Work in Progress - Dr. Abbie Maroño
    -          Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
    33:43 - Guest Wrap Up & Outro
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org

    • 35 min
    Ep. 261 - The Doctor Is In Series - Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivators

    Ep. 261 - The Doctor Is In Series - Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivators

    Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.
     
    In today’s episode, Chris and Abbie are discussing Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. They will talk about the differences your source of motivation can have on your behavior and state of mind. [June 3, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:18 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro
    00:35 - Intro Links
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                
    03:35 - The Topic of the Day: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivators
    05:19 - Foundational Differences
    07:19 - The Pitfalls of Extrinsic Motivation
    09:29 - The Overjustification Effect
    13:29 - The Intrinsic Difference
    16:47 - Where Passion Lies
    19:43 - Wellbeing is Intrinsic
    22:07 - Situational Influence
    27:57 - Passion and Warfare
    30:04 - The Maladaptive Difference
    33:02 - Avoidance
    35:29 - High Risk!
    38:31 - Self-reflection
    40:31 - Smash That Extrinsic Button!
    44:08 - ...A Life Well Lived
    46:11 - We Should Grow!
    49:15 - Wrap Up
    49:40 - Next Month: Psychological Myths
    50:06 - Outro                                                                    
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org
     
    Find us online:
    -          Twitter: @DrAbbieofficial
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-abbie-maroño-phd
    -          Instagram: @DoctorAbbieofficial
    -          Twitter: @humanhacker
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy
     
     
    References:
     
    Amabile, T. M. (1993). Motivational synergy: Toward new conceptualizations of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the workplace. Human Resource Management Review, 3(3), 185-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/1053-4822(93)90012-S
    Baum, J. R., & Locke, E. A. (2004). The relationship of entrepreneurial traits, skill, and motivation to subsequent venture growth. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89(4), 587–598. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.89.4.587
    Curran, T., Hill, A. P., & Appleton, P. R. (2015). The mediating role of psychological need satisfaction in relationships between types of passion for sport and athlete burnout. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(6), 597-606. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.951952
    Deci, E. L., Koestner, R., & Ryan, R. M. (1999). A meta-analytic review of experiments examining the effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 125(6), 627-668. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.125.6.627
    Forest, J., Mageau, G. A., Sarrazin, C., & Morin, E. M. (2011). “Work is my passion”: The different affective, behavioural, and cognitive consequences of harmonious and obsessive passion toward work. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, 28(1), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1002/cjas.170
    Ho, V. T., & Pollack, J. M. (2014). Passion Isn't Always a Good Thing: Examining Entrepreneurs' Network Centrality and Financial Performance with a Dualistic Model of Passion. Journal of Management Studies, 51(3), 433-459. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12062
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    • 50 min
    Ep. 260 - The SE ETC Series - Suffering Through a Romance Scam with Nadja El Fertasi

    Ep. 260 - The SE ETC Series - Suffering Through a Romance Scam with Nadja El Fertasi

    *Please note that this episode contains discussions regarding abuse that some may find disturbing.
     
    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. Join Chris as he discusses topics and news pertaining to the world of Social Engineering.
     
    Today, Chris is joined by Nadja El Fertasi. Nadja is a leading figure in fostering emotional resilience within the digital age. Her comprehensive expertise spans crisis management, strategic stakeholder communication, and emotional intelligence, creating a unified approach to enhance the human side of digital advancements.
     
    Having spent nearly two decades at NATO, including a significant role in the NATO Communications and Information Agency focusing on Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity, Nadja has been a pivotal figure in strategic engagement and communications. This role highlighted her commitment to navigating and leading through the complexities of cybersecurity and digital transformation. With over 15 years dedicated to cybersecurity at NATO, Nadja has emerged as a respected expert in her field. Her contribution to the cybersecurity community was acknowledged in "Hacking Gender Barriers: Europe’s Top Cyberwomen," by the Women4Cyber foundation, which recognized her as one of Europe's influential figures in cybersecurity.
     
    Today, Nadja is the voice behind the EQ Elevator Podcast, where she assists businesses in cultivating leadership that's resilient and equipped for the digital age's challenges. Her work is dedicated to shaping a safer, more emotionally intelligent digital landscape, where individuals and organizations can thrive amidst technological disruptions. [May 27, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:19 - 2024 State of Vishing Report
    01:01 - Intro Links
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                                
    03:11 - Nadja El Fertasi Intro
    05:02 - The Importance of Sharing
    07:14 - Romance Scam: Nadja's Story
    13:51 - The Other Side
    15:59 - The Red Flags
    19:13 - A Gift and a Curse
    23:22 - Taking Responsibility
    25:24 - Love, Not Romance
    27:05 - Navigating the Apps
    32:28 - Reality Check
    37:27 - Being Human
    39:39 - Learning From "No"
    41:28 - Where to Report
    42:25 - Wrap Up
    43:58 - Find Nadja El Fertasi Online
    -          LinkedIn: in/nadja-elfertasi
    -          Instagram: @nadjafertasi
    45:17 - Outro
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org
     
    Find us online
    -          Chris Hadnagy
    -          Twitter: @humanhacker
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy

    • 46 min
    Ep. 259 - Security Awareness Series - Listen Up Social Engineering Your Help Desk with Aaron Painter

    Ep. 259 - Security Awareness Series - Listen Up Social Engineering Your Help Desk with Aaron Painter

    Today on the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Security Awareness Series, Chris is joined by Aaron Painter. Aaron is the CEO of Nametag Inc., the company who invented "Sign in with ID" as a more secure alternative to passwords.
     
    After watching too many friends and family members fall victim to identity theft and online fraud, Aaron assembled a team of security experts to build the next generation of online account protection. Nametag has a mission to bring authenticity to the internet and enable people to build more trusted relationships. They believe security should be centered around you, the user, and that your identity - like your privacy - is a valuable asset worth protecting.
     
    Having lived and worked in six countries across four continents, Aaron exemplifies a new generation of global leaders. In his 2017 best-selling book, LOYAL, he describes his key to leadership: fostering a culture of listening. Through codifying and implementing a business framework of listening, Aaron has built success across the world. [May 20, 2024]
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:20 - Intro Links:
    -          Social-Engineer.com - http://www.social-engineer.com/
    -          Managed Voice Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/vishing-service/
    -          Managed Email Phishing - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/se-phishing-service/
    -          Adversarial Simulations - https://www.social-engineer.com/services/social-engineering-penetration-test/
    -          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK - https://social-engineering-hq.slack.com/ssb
    -          CLUTCH - http://www.pro-rock.com/
    -          innocentlivesfoundation.org - http://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/                                               
    03:34 - Aaron Painter Intro
    04:47 - The Road to Cybersecurity
    07:45 - Protecting the Help Desk
    10:44 - Fixing the Process
    15:17 - The Person Behind the Screen
    19:22 - A Matter of Trust
    21:55 - Cultural Divide
    24:17 - Culture Influencing Security
    25:23 - Tips for a New CISO
    29:50 - Mentors
    32:16 - Book Recommendations
    -          Elon Musk - Walter Isaacson
    -          The Coming Wave - Mustafa Suleyman
    -          Loyal - Aaron Painter
    35:02 - Find Aaron Painter online
    -          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/aaronpainter
    -          Website: www.getnametag.com
    35:45 - Wrap Up & Outro
    -          www.social-engineer.com
    -          www.innocentlivesfoundation.org

    • 36 min

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Humans are and will always be there, and we need to acknowledge that!

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