This week we talk with Steven Fox. His approach is best described as cross-disciplinary; combining his experience in information technology with principles from behavioral/organizational psychology. In this podcast, Steven discusses his views on Detroit, what he is doing to launch BSides Detroit 2012, and his talk on social engineering.
Abstract: This presentation will describe a psychological framework that informs a social engineer’s reconnaissance, pretext formulation, and social exploit activities. A case study will illustrate the use of the Social Engineer’s Toolkit, Maltego, and Google Hacking to collect information that contributed to a successful engagement. Attendees will learn how to analyze information for psychological and social indicators that enable a social engineer to model a target’s culture. They will also learn how social engineers use this model to identify opportunities for social exploits.
This episode is cross-posted at Rats and Rogues.