Did you know that like computers, people are hackable? Christopher Hadnagy, adjunct professor of Social Engineering at the University of Arizona’s NSA Design Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and author of the new book Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off For Having Met You, is a social engineer who sheds light on the concept of human hacking and how to use it to understand and validate others.
The essence of human hacking is understanding how people get us to do what they want but also how we can protect ourselves. When used for good human hacking cannot only help build rapport in the furtherance of a goal but it also facilitates the ability to disagree without being disagreeable, to be capable of having opposing thoughts without becoming opponents. Christopher shares tricks and tactics for effective communication and for mastering the skill of human hacking.
Meet our guest:
Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. During Chris’ 16 years in the information security industry, he created the world’s first social engineering framework and newsletter, as well as hosted the first social engineering based podcast. Chris is also a well-known author, having written four books on social engineering. Chris’ new book, “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”, was recently published January 5th 2021.
Christopher Hadnagy is an Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering for the University of Arizona’s NSA designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). He also lectures and teaches about social engineering around the globe. Moreover, he’s been invited to speak at the Pentagon, as well as other high secure facilities. Additionally, as the creator of the world’s first Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF), Chris leads the way in educating people on this serious threat.
Chris works with some of the world’s leaders in scientific research for the purpose of acquiring a deeper understanding of social engineering. Notably, Chris authored a book with Dr. Paul Ekman regarding the use of nonverbal communication by social engineers.
Chris is certified as an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) as well as an Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP). He is also the creator of the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) and Master’s Level Social Engineering (MLSE) Certifications