Chris Hadnagy specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit human communication and trust to obtain access to information and resources through manipulation and deceit. His goal is to secure companies by educating them on the methods used by attackers, identifying vulnerabilities, and mitigating issues through appropriate levels of awareness and security.
Chris, is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer. Chris possesses over 16 years experience as a practitioner and researcher in the security field. His efforts in training, education, and awareness have helped to expose social engineering as the top threat to the security of organizations today. What I found fascinating from Chris' bio is that he is a certified Expert Level graduate of Dr. Paul Ekman's Micro Expressions courses, having made the study of non-verbal behaviors one of his specialties.
He established the world's first social engineering penetration testing framework at www.social-engineer.org, providing an invaluable repository of information for security professionals and enthusiasts. That site grew into a dynamic web resource including a podcast and newsletter, which have become staples in the security industry and are referenced by large organizations around the world. Chris also created the first hands-on social engineering training course and certification, Advanced Practical Social Engineering.
A sought-after writer and speaker, Chris has spoken and trained at events such as RSA, Black Hat, and various presentations for corporate and government clients. Chris is also the best-selling author of three books My favorite was - Phishing Dark Waters: The Offensive and Defensive Sides of Malicious Emails, which is his latest that I read. You can access all the link to his books, website, etc. at www.redzonetech.net/podcasts
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