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WISP - DEF CON Prep - Social Engineering Workshop - SF

  • Cisco Meraki 500 Terry A Francois Boulevard San Francisco, CA, 94158 United States (map)


Social Engineering Workshop



Welcome to the SECTF WISP DEF CON Prep Series! Get ready for the DEF CON Social Engineering Village with this talk and hands-on mini OSINT CTF!

The majority of cyber attacks start with the human element. This workshop outlines real-world social engineering examples, and seemingly innocuous information that could compromise a company. Learn the methods social engineers use to mine data and exploit behavior to own targets, and how women are uniquely skilled as attackers - from a woman who was a winner of the competition for the last 3 years in a row!

NOTE: If you would like to participate in the mini OSINT CTF we encourage you to bring a laptop. Participation is possible from a phone or tablet but using a laptop is easiest for our participants.


5:00 - 6:00 pm - Registration and Networking

*Please check in with the Security desk on the ground floor lobby. The event will be hosted in the "Lazy Bear" Conference Room.

6:00 - 6:15 pm - Welcome & Introductions

6:15 - 7:00 pm - Social Engineering Workshop

7:00 - 7:45 pm - Mini-OSINT CTF Competition

7:45 - 8:00 pm - Q & A

About the Speaker:

Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security, White Hat Hacker

Rachel is the CEO of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training and pentesting them on social engineering risks. Rachel was also a winner of DEF CON's wild spectator sport, the Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest, 3 years in a row. Rachel has shared her real life social engineering stories with NPR, Huffington Post, Business Insider, TWiT, USA Today and many more. In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she works to advance women to lead in the fields. 


Twitter: @racheltobac @socialproofsec @wisporg

Disclaimer: Photography

From time to time WISP uses photographs of its events in its promotional materials (e.g., the website). Unless this permission is revoked in writing to WISP, by virtue of their attendance, event attendees, volunteers, and speakers agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.

Thank you, Cisco Meraki, for providing food and hosting the event!

Earlier Event: May 13
Security Professionals Conference
Later Event: August 3
Black Hat USA 2019