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Ep. 101: Flash Bangs: The Reformation of an Social Engineer

Eric Taylor, aka CosmoTheGod, formerly of UGNazi has been caught arrested and now reforming his past ways turn his skills to the good. Join us as we talk to Eric about: You can find Eric on Twitter at: And he recommends the book by Kevin Mitnick, Ghost in the Wires

Duration: 00:45:02

Ep. 100 - Sky Robots vs War Apes with Lucky Yates

Lucky Yates is an actor and writer, known for Archer (2009), The American Shame (2001) and American Dirtbags (2015). Lucky is a hilarious guest that entertained us and we got to discuss some really interesting topics: Come and laugh with us on this very special podcast - Our 100th episode! Lucky invites you to follow him on Instagram: And also to read a pretty disturbing book called "The Butchering Art - Lindsey Fitzharris" Check out our...

Duration: 01:16:29

Ep. 099 - In Robin Dreeke we Trust

The SEPodcast Panel

Duration: 00:52:34

Ep. 098 - Winning the SECTF with Chris & Rachel

Chris Kirsch, the 1st place winner of the SECTF, is a returning competitor that came back to prove to himself how and why he CAN win this competition after his previous attempt was not so great. Rachel Tobac is our scariest competitor but also one of our most positive and sweetest. She comes back to yet again take 2nd place in the SECTF this year. We will discuss: Do you want to see their entrance videos? Chris Kirsch: Rachel...

Duration: 00:55:08

Ep. 097 – Getting Psyched with Dan McGinn

Dan McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review and the author of "Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed." He discusses: How Does Psyching yourself help help? Tips and Tricks for mental motivationHow to use these as a social engineerand most importantly, Is Bruce Hornsby really motivational? You can follow Dan on his Twitter Account at @danmcginn Tim recommend an amazing book entitled: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality...

Duration: 00:48:13

Ep 096 - TKO Your Amygdala with Tim Larkin

Tim Larkin joined us LIVE at DEF CON 25 to be part of the SEPodcast Crew and discuss the importance of situational awareness. Tim has an extensive background in working with people all over the globe in helping them stay safe. He discusses: Tim can be found at his website: or on Twitter at Tim recommended the book written by Miyamoto Musashi called "The Book of Five Rings". Join us in supporting The Innocent Lives Foundation to...

Duration: 00:53:56

Ep 094 - Spies Like Us: From Standup to the CIA

The SEPodcast Panel

Duration: 00:58:16

Ep 094 - The Art of Charm Imitates Life

Join us this month with our long time friend, Jordan Harbinger. Jordan comes back to the SEPodcast to discuss a few important topics with us: You can follow Jordan on Twitter here: or hit his website up at Jordan recommends the following books: How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism - Olivia Fox Cabane

Duration: 00:57:17

Ep. 093 - How Diet Pepsi Almost Landed Jayson Street In a Lebanese Prison

Jayson E. Street is an author of “Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network” from Syngress and creator of He has also spoken at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and at several other ‘CONs and colleges on a variety of Information Security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under “Jayson E. Street.” He is a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of Pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far, but if they are, please...

Duration: 01:01:54

Ep. 092 - The Trouble With Dating Michael Bazzell

Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on computer crime investigations and OSINT. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques. He also served as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot". His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers...

Duration: 00:57:24

Picture This: Framing in (Virtual) Reality

A microbiologist turned producer, Whitney has produced commercials, pilots, feature films, and internet series for major corporations including SyFy, Verizon, The Travel Channel, Comedy Central, Machinima, and CBS. She was a member of the Academy Award winning art team on The Amazing Race, and wore several hats during production for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, both recipients of an Emmy for Original Interactive Programming. Whitney produced Virtual Reality experiences for...

Duration: 00:58:18

Ep. 090 - Pro-tips on becoming a professional social engineer

The single most asked question is "What do I need to do to be a professional social engineer?" This month is devoted to talking to our team. Folks who had almost no SE experience before working with SECOM and now lead the market in all things SE. Enjoy our new format while we talk about these topics: Book List: Dan: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr Bryan: CS Lewis - Chronicles of Narnia Lee: Cryptonomicon Mass...

Duration: 01:06:31

An Illusion of Unique Vulnerability

Our guest, Dr. Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology at Arizona State university has studied and researched about how to combat the negative side of influence. We have a very lively discussion (yes, Dave is at this one) about: Get more info about Brad at his site: Brad gives us a nice list of books for our listeners this month: Ghost in the Wires - Kevin Mitnick Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television - Jerry Mander In the Absence of the...

Duration: 01:14:27

Ep. 088 - Wisdom alone is not enough

Paul Asadorian from Security Weekly,, joins us to discuss some pretty important topics. Things like: What is up with Apple and the new CrapBook?Why does Dave plays Hornsby so much?Will SE be a huge vector in 2017?What are the major security concerns coming up in the near future?What about IoT?So much more.... As usual, it is a lively, spirited and fun chat with the SE Crew! This time we all took turns mentioning books we love here is the list: How To Win...

Duration: 01:20:04

Ep. 086 - But wait, there’s more! - with Dr. Cialdini

Robert Cialdini ( is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has written a number of books and literally defined the studies on how we understand the principles of influence. This month we get a chance to talk to Bob (He wouldn't let us call him Dr. Cialdini)...

Duration: 00:57:22

Ep. 085 - A Psychologists View of Security for the Digital Age

Over the past 15 years, she has been researching the human-centred aspects of security, privacy, identity and trust. Research interests: how we design and implement innovative technologies that are fit for purpose, value for money, and improve productivity and well-being of individuals and society. Angela's full research portrait can be found here: Angela discusses some fascinating topics with us based on research...

Duration: 01:14:56

Live From DEF CON 24 - Chipped and Pinned

The annual live podcast from DEF CON was an amazing show this year. Michele gets bio hacked live, Chris almost passes out and the crowd wonders where is the SE in the SEPodcast gone?

Duration: 01:01:25

Ep. 083 - Obviously the best podcast ever with Amy Herman

Amy Herman, JD, MA, designed, developed and conducts all sessions of the The Art of Perception. In addition to be an author of an amazing book, "Visual Intelligence." She joins us this month for one of the best SEPodcast's ever. We will discuss: What is perception?How can you learn to be more observant?What are the words you might want to avoid using?What can you do if you use one of these words?What fields need help with observation? Amy can be found on her twitter account...

Duration: 01:16:11

Ep. 082 - Hide and Seek with Michael and Justin

You have heard us talk about social engineering in every light possible as an attacker, now we invited two guests, experts in disinformation and and playing Internet hide and seek to help us see if we can use SE to HIDE from anyone. We discuss such things as: Join Michael and Justin to find out. Check out Michael at his site: and Check out Michael's and Justin's books at:

Duration: 01:19:09

Ep. 081 - How creepy are you?

Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College. He is a social psychologist with interests in environmental and evolutionary psychology, and his research is guided by the simple desire to understand the psychology of everyday life. He is currently studying gossip, aggression, internet behavior, and paranormal experiences. His work is frequently featured in popular media outlets such as National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, and NBC's "Today...

Duration: 01:15:53

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