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Social Engineering for the Blue Team - Timothy De Block BSides Indy 2018 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Social Engineering for the Blue Team
Timothy De Block
BSides Indy 2018

Social engineering is not just for red team. It’s a powerful tool that the blue team can use to improve security within the organization. Have you ever struggled to get another department to take security seriously? Have you ever been frustrated that security takes a back seat to other priorities? Social engineering is the answer. We can be better at getting our goals and objectives accomplished by improving how we interact with others. This talk will provide tools and techniques to build better relationships. We’ll talk about what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong. How to use social engineering to build rapport with your co-workers. We’ll talk about verbal and electronic communication techniques, body language, going the extra mile, and appreciation. Learning the tools and techniques of social engineers will help you build better relationships and influence others into a better security mindset.

Tim is a senior software security engineer based in Nashville, TN. His role has him sitting with the development team as their security resource. He's always had a knack for getting along with others. It's only recently that he found social engineering as a way to explain why he gets along so well with others. This allows him to get things done in a timely manner. He produces the Exploring Information Security podcast, plays Overwatch and Destiny 2 and Security Jedi should replace Security Champion (it sounds corporatey).

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