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Go With the Flow: Strategies for successful social engineering SkyDogCon 2012 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Go With the Flow: Strategies for successful social engineering
SkyDogCon 2012

Chris Silvers

When the ringing stops and a real life person answers the phone, it doesn’t matter if you’re an expert at finding bugs, bypassing memory protections, or exploiting exotic heap overflows. The few words you choose make all the difference. This action-packed talk analyzes the key “tells” given off by victims so that you can dynamically modify your social engineering attack to fit many of the most common situations. Through the use of real-life recordings of actually social engineering calls, Chris walks the audience through a typical call scenario, analyzing successful as well as unsuccessful examples. The participants will leave ready to begin identifying how resistant their organization is to this growing threat.

Chris is responsible for leading or conducting social engineering, internal and external penetration testing; Windows host, network architecture, firewall and router/switch reviews as well as enterprise security architecture and design projects. He serves as the service line lead for the social engineering practice, maintaining and developing the methodology as well as continuously enhancing techniques to reflect the threat environment. Chris has over thirteen years of information security and risk management experience.. Most recently, Chris taught the Ultimate Hacking Foundstone course at the 2008 and 2011 Blackhat security conferences. He was also awarded second place in the Defcon 19 Social Engineering Capture The Flag (CTF) competition.

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