Social engineering is a special form of hacking that bridges our technical skills with a deep understanding of human behavior. Many of us use this special blend of techniques to assist in our various colors of hacking but even those of us not in a professional social engineering, hacking, or penetration testing role can use these skills to aid in our career success. Social engineering has a wonderful set of techniques that can be used to help you enter into a new job, a new career, get a promotion, self promote, overcome imposter syndrome, plus many other situations. This talk will walk through the ways we can apply our knowledge of social engineering to any job and any career to help us be successful.
Rebecca Long: @amaya30
Rebecca Long is a software engineer with 15 years experience focusing on quality assurance and DevOps. She is currently working at RiskLens, a cyber-risk quantification software company in Spokane as their Lead DevOps Engineer, Washington. She holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science with her thesis on social engineering and phishing within a financial institution. As a leader in the Spokane tech community for most of the last decade, in 2018 she finally launched her dream of a non-profit called Future Ada which supports and advocates for women and non-binaries in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).