Social engineering

Social Engineering Deep Dive, Part 2 – Perry Carpenter – SCW #90

Tune in for this discussion on social engineering and its merits on being recognized as a legitimate component of cyber security. We'll also dive into the whole notion of motive and intent as it pertains to deliberately misrepresenting yourself, or simply lying to your customer in order to get them to be more secure.

Segment Resources:

The Aspies Guide to Social Engineering: from DEF CON 27 Social Engineering Village:

Full episode and show notes


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Perry  Carpenter
Perry Carpenter
Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4

Perry Carpenter (author of, “Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us About Driving Secure Behaviors” and host of the “8th Layer Insights” podcast) currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world’s most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

Previously, Perry led security awareness, security culture management, and anti-phishing behavior management research at Gartner Research, in addition to covering areas of IAM strategy, CISO Program Management mentoring, and Technology Service Provider success strategies. With a long career as a security professional and researcher, Mr. Carpenter has broad experience in North America and Europe, providing security consulting and advisory services for many of the best-known global brands.

Perry holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Vermont and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).


Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Fredrick "Flee" Lee
Fredrick "Flee" Lee
CSO at Gusto
Kat Valentine
Kat Valentine
Compliance Free Agent (Consultant) at Osmosis Security
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