Hello and welcome to episode 15 of the Sudo Social Club. I’m Edward Miro and in this week’s episode I’m gonna give a short recap of my time at DEF CON 27, share my experience speaking at the SE Village and show a video of me competing the Mission SE Impossible Competition.
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Well if you’ve been following this channel long enough you’ll know that my talk “Rideshare OSINT: Car based SE for fun and profit” was accepted to be presented in the Social Engineering Village at DEF CON 27. Chances are if you like my content you’ll already know, but for those who don’t, DEF CON is the world’s longest running and biggest hacking conference in the world. This particular year also marks the 10 year anniversary of the Social Engineering village, head up by Chris Hadnagy, author of multiple books, the main thought leader in the world of SE, at least to me, and he also runs Social-Engineer, which provides the gold standard in SE training, testing, and coming up soon the host of their own conference called SEVillage coming up this February in Orlando. If you’re interested in social engineer and want to hear talks by the world’s foremost experts in the field such as Robin Dreeke, Joe Navarro, Chris himself and many others you have to go. If I can make it work financially, I’ll be there too. Links to everything I just mentioned are in the show notes.
Anyways, so I presented my talk on Thursday and it was hands down one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. The room was absolutely packed with people even sitting on the floor. I met Chris just before going up and he’s even more of an amazing guy in person and his encouragement and warmth really helped my success in giving the talk. I got a lot of great feedback from in person attendees and can’t wait for it for be published so I can share it with you all as well. If you haven’t heard any of my previous episodes, my talk was on social engineering awareness as it can be applied to rideshare interactions: how you can use it practice social skills or SE, and how it can be used against you. A very apt topic and I’m so thankful and honored to have been accepted to present there. The Social-Engineer team were incredible people and I was lucky to meet a few of them in person and I’d do anything to be at their level and work with a team like that!
Aside from my talk I went to see other speakers, watched some of the world’s best social engineers compete in the SECTF, checked out the villages, bought a new toy from Hak5 over in the vendor area and got the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the smartest people in the world.
I also got to compete in a contest held in the SE Village called Mission SE Impossible which was a total blast. You are given a handcuff shim to hide on yourself, hands handcuffed together, and one leg handcuffed to wall. When the 10 minute timer starts you have to get out of all the handcuffs. Once you exit the booth, you then have to pick a lock, identify 3 correct microexpressions from the Paul Ekman Group stuff, and finally you get some baby powder that you use to find a laser grid and crawl through. I did pretty good, aside from my thickness tripping a laser at the end. My best freind Pablo got to be there and he shot a video which I’ll play now so you can all see it and I’ll try my best to narrate for the audio only listeners.
Alright. Thank you again to Chris and the whole Social-Engineer team, you guys are my heroes. Thank you to DEF CON and everyone else I may have forgotten. If you like this week’s episode and want to help support this channel please subscribe to the podcast through whatever podcatcher you found me through and please subscribe to the YouTube channel. Links to everything on https://www.sudosocialclub.com, and if you want to help the channel grow please share on your social media. Once again I’m Edward Miro and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions, corrections or feedback including ideas for future episodes. Thanks for checking out the Sudo Social Club. Have a great week!