How to become a social engineer - Part 1

In this social episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Chris Hadnagy joins me to discuss how to become a social engineer.

Chris (@humanhacker) is the Chief Human Hacker at Social-Engineer, Inc. He's the author of several social engineer books. He also has his own podcast. This past summer he announced the Innocent Lives Foundation, which has the objective of unmasking anonymous online child predators through OSINT and relationships with law enforcement. He is a social engineering Hulk in the field of information security.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is social engineering
  • What skills are needed to become a social engineer
  • How much of social engineering is experience
  • What tools are used for social engineering