Covert Calling: Secrets of Social Engineering Revealed! presented at Security B-Sides 2011

by Mike Ridpath, Matias Brutti,

Summary : What could possibly be worse than making a cold call? Socially engineering someone through a phone line can have the same effect as talking to a chat-bot if you dont know what youre doing. Youve got to be sly, intuitive, and able to turn on a dime. Mike Ridpath and Matias Brutti will take you through the ins and outs of getting away with the information you want. By taking a look at the psychology and sociology behind socially engineering in a cold call, theyll let you in on the secrets of what ruses work with men versus women, play a few (sanitized) successful calls, and share techniques and tactics that have worked for them on over 100 engagements.