Social Engineering for the Blue Team
This is a repository for my Social Engineering for Blue Team presentation and workshop. The links on this page include books, blogs, podcasts, talks, and other resources.
My security conference speaking and workshop schedule:
- ShowMeCon - June 7 - 8, 2018
- Art of Charm - Self-improvement podcasts with a lot of content on psychology and interacting with others
- Social Engineering Podcast - Chris Hadnagy and crew talk about social engineering with experts inside and outside of information security.
- Manager Tools - This will teach you how executive things.
- Career Tools - This will teach you techniques on how to interact with others in a business setting.
- The Jordan Harbinger Show - This is the new landing spot for the former-main host of the Art of Charm.
- Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Dr. Susan Jeffers - The book that started it all
- Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Chris Hadnagy - The book that opened my eyes to social engineering as a tool
- Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security by Chris Hadnagy - Taught me a lot of techniques on body language and micro expressions
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie - Staple social engineering book that isn't infosec related.
- The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey - Good book on habits that can improve your life and help build better relationships with those around you.
Blog and articles posts
- Social Engineering for the Blue Team by Timothy De Block - My opening thoughts on the topic.
- Sarcasm, or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Genuine Communication by Anne Bean - Interesting article on sarcasm and having to avoid it for a job.
- Seven reasons not to compliment someone on weight loss - and what to say instead by Carrie Dennett - Not sure if I totally by into this. Valid points are made and something to keep in mind when talking about someone's weight.
- Jordan Harbinger Show - How to make people remember you - Great article that talks about making a great impression with someone.
- Manager Tools - The Three Types of Power (And One To Rule Them - This four part series talks about the three different types of power in an organization. Expertise, role, and relationship power. Relationship power is by far the most important type of power for a person in an organization.
- Why social skills are important Part 1, part 2, and part 3 - This is a series I did with Johnny Xmas where we covered social skills in information security and why they're important.
- Social Engineering podcast - Having the courage to create a tribe with Dov Baron - Good episode that focuses on vulnerability.
- Ted Radio Hour: Comfort Zone - This podcast covers getting out of our comfort zone, which is very important for applying a lot of the techniques discussed on this page.
- Jordan Harbinger Show - How to captivate with social cues - This is a great episode with Vanessa Van Edwards. Lot of great advice on using social cues to your advantage.
- Jordan Harbinger Show - How to Become a Networking Superconnector - David Burkus joins the show to discuss making connections with others.
- Office Space - Motivaction Problems (1999) - Scene that helps highlight several of the techniques I am teaching.
- North Korean film exposes Western Proaganda - North Korean propoganda on the United States. This highlights perception awareness around perception.
- BSidesIndy 2018 Social Engineering for the Blue Team - My first talk on this topic at BSides Indy 2018.
- BSidesNash 2018 Social Engineering for the Blue Team (Green edition) - My talk for new people getting into the field.
- That's NOT my RJ45 Jack IRL Networking for Humans Pt 1 Johnny Xmas - A networking talk that applies a lot of the same concepts.
- That's NOT my RJ45 Jack IRL Networking for Humans Pt2 Johnny Xmas - Part two of an amazing networking and social skills talk.
Articles and other links
- Why Chick-fil-A's restaurants sell 4 times as much as KFC's by Hayley Peterson of Business Insider - Article on what makes Chick-fil-A successful. Not surprising it focuses on building good relationships with employees.