Healthy Paranoia Show 8: Hacking the Mind

Descend into the heart of darkness with Mrs. Y as she explores the topic of social engineering with Chris Hadnagy, noted expert, podcast host and author of Social Engineering: the Art of Human Hacking.apocalypse_XP

You’ll learn fun facts like:

  • The difference between persuasion and manipulation.
  • Subtle ways to influence people.
  • The secrets of facial expressions, paralinguistic cues and body language.
  • What social engineers can learn from actors.
  • How Greg Ferro is like a Koala bear.

Joining the Packetpushers on their journey investigating the hidden secrets of the mind:

  • Taylor Banks, Pentester, security entrepreneur and show favorite.
  • Ron Reck, Linguist and specialist in “big data” analytics.

Show Notes:

Definition and Techniques of Social Engineering

How To Break a Terrorist by Matthew Alexander

It’s Not All About Me by Robin Dreeke

The Power of Nonsexual Touch

The Social Engineer Toolkit (SET) with a great tutorial

Paul Ekman‘s book Telling Lies

FACE and METT training

Derbycon 2012 presentation by Chris Hadnagy, Nonverbal Human Hacking

Links to other prominent social engineers; Kevin Mitnick, Dave Kennedy (author of SET), Chris Nickerson, Chris Silvers

A Challenge For the Actor by Uta Hagen

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Determining the Impact of Eric Clapton on Music Using RDF Graphs

Mrs. Y
Mrs. Y is a recovering Unix engineer working in network security. Also the host of Healthy Paranoia and official nerd hunter. She likes long walks in hubsites, traveling to security conferences and spending time in the Bat Cave. Sincerely believes that every problem can be solved with a "for" loop. When not blogging or podcasting, can be found using up her 15 minutes in the Twittersphere or Google+ as @MrsYisWhy.
Mrs. Y
Mrs. Y
  • rizky

    excellent stuff

  • Derick Winkworth

    omg… next time you do one on this topic, let me know! this is theme for me this upcoming year.

  • Anders Nilsson

    The Horror!!! The Horror……. 😉

    Mrs. Y IS the Queen of Podcast intros.

    Pleeze keep them coming.

    Excellent cast BTW but that’s default by now.