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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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Bio: On This Episode We Discuss: Who Stephanie is and what she does How Stephanie produced, cast, and directed the launch of the Calvin Klein CK1 Fragrance in New Zealand at age 21 Stephanie’s acting role in the film Iron Sky How Stephanie started her company by accident The psychology tool “Stimulus Value” and the importance of understanding it The top traits we look for when communicating with other people The importance of knowing WHY we’re delivering a message and delivering it in a way that’s beneficial to your audience How Stephanie develops stories with her clients and teaches them how to use their emotions as tools Emotional intelligence Why laughter is the most contagious biological behavior we have Laughter yoga Stephanie’s workshop in February of 2020 and why you NEED to come A few books Stephanie recommends  
Dr. Jessica Barker runs a cyber security consultancy and, with a background in sociology, specializes in the human side of cyber security. She is especially interested in attitudes and behaviors in relation to cyber security, and her work is focused on communication, awareness, behavior and culture. On this episode we discuss things like: How can we make info sec more human centric? Why are we failing so much? Should shame and fear be used in training? And so much more.  
Chris Voss is an author, and professor. His is also a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, and co-author of the book, Never Split the Difference. Chris discusses: What are negotiation skills? How are they useful in every day life What is tactical empathy What is a black swan? Can you really use these skills to save lives? So much more!!   Chris can be found on his website: and you can also find him on Twitter at: He recommended a few books for us this month: The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
Gregg Henriques is a psychologist and professor with expertise in depression, suicide and personality disorders. He developed a new theoretical system for psychology and joins us today to share it with us. As we discuss his theory we will talk about: His new theory of psychology The 4 interlocking peices and how we can apply them in every day life How to build a C.A.L.M Narrator So much more....   You can find out more about Gregg on his website: as well as his articles on Psychology Today   Gregg recommends we read: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer
Chase Hughes is an ex-military Chief that wanted to learn how to better the study of influence. He wanted to see if he could teach anyone to use these skills fast and with precision.  Join us this month as we discuss this very topic with Chase and try to answer: Can we train people in influence like we train animals? Can we control our own minds to condition ourselves to not be influenced? Can we change how we react to fear, anger or other emotions? So much more... You can follow Chase on his Twitter account: Check out Chase's book. The Ellipsis Manual  and also his book recommendation, Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Milan
Whitney Merrill is a privacy attorney, worked with the EFF and runs the Crypto and runs the Crypto Privacy Village at DEF CON. (See a pattern yet?) This month we have a very fun and lighthearted chat with Whitney about things like: Is it possible to remain private today? Is it possible to be safe and date online? How dangerous is OSINT? And so much more   You can find out more about Whitney on her website: She recommends the book "How To Make a Spaceship" by Julian Guthrie
 Join us with our guest Clint Watts as we ask questions about: Misinformation campaigns and their success. How is misinformation used? Why is it so powerful? How can we be safe from falling victim? So much more Clint can be followed on his Twitter Account @selectedwisdom  and on Clint also recommends these books: Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment Francis Fukuyama  The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis  American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America 
Joe Navarro immigrated to American not knowing any English. How did this mold and shape him to become one of the most well known FBI agents and now one of the world's leading expert's in body language? Join us in this discussion to find out: Why did he write this book? We will see more of him before another 8 years? How has nonverbal reading changed his life? Can you really learn these skills? Did Cat's youth really make her doubt Joe's stories? And so much more.... You can find more information about Joe's classes and books at his website Joe's new book The Dictionary of Body Language and Joe's book recommendations are: The Biological Mind by Alan Jasanoff Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich Till next time!
Did you know that Walmart sells smoothies? Well we didn't either (and we still don't think they do), but this smooth talking Brit will have all of you driving to your local walmart ordering a Crypto AI Blockchain smoothie from Walmart before you are done listening. Nick Furneaux, lord of all OSINT and new author about crypto currency sheds light on exactly how crypto and social engineering collide. This is one podcast you will certainly enjoy, whilst laughing all the way to smoothie land. Find out more about Nicks Classes and training and book at his website  Follow him on twitter at nickfx And pick up Nick's recommended book, Endurance by Scott Kelly
                  So many times we get asked how can you become a professional social engineer.  This month we talk to two amazing women who were never in the industry, took a huge risk and it paid off.  Join us in this fascinating conversation with Whitney Maxwell and Rachel Tobac. These two wonderful personify doing things ethically, honestly and with empathy.  They are an amazing example to our community and we had a great opportunity to talk about: How did you get into the SECTF? How did winning change your life? Did you get into SE because of it? Does Whitney really have relatives with everyone's name? Why is Rachel so scary? So much more.....   Whitney Maxwell can be found on Twitter at and her book recommendations are: The Harry Potter Series The Midnight Line - A Jack Reacher Novel Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by McGraw-Hill Education Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories (FSG Classics) Paperback – by Flannery O'Connor   Rachel Tobac can be found on Twitter at and her book recommendations are: Influence by Robert Cialdini Bossy Pants by Tina Fey As well as recommending two other podcasts: Masters of Scale by Reed Hoffman & How I Built This - Guy Raz
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