Social Engineering 101: How to Hack a Human

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Social engineering is simultaneously an age-old tactic and a constantly evolving threat. Certain modern social engineering techniques could even be deemed the prank calls of the 21st century.

In this podcast, IBM Senior Security Architect and inaugural DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) winner Joe Gray offers a crash course in social engineering. He describes several different social engineering methods, including phishing and vishing (voice phishing), explains the critical role of open source intelligence (OSINT), and paints a vivid picture of how and why this type of attack can be so devastating to both individuals and organizations.

Listen now to Joe’s terrifying tales from the trenches, and then soothe your nerves with his actionable advice on what companies can do protect themselves, their employees and their assets from the latest social engineering threats.

To hear more from Joe, attend his upcoming RSA Conference session, “Compromising a Fortune 500 Business without Hacking a Thing!” at 9:15 a.m. on April 19 and read his recent blog, “Social Engineering: A Trick as Old as Time.”

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Mitch Mayne

Public Information Officer, IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence

Mitch is the Public Information Officer (PIO) for IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, and is responsible for how...