Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


June 16, 2015

Objectives focused testing gives you more … More is More :)

Aside from the security testing not being what it really is (aka penetration tests which are vulnerability assessments, etc), we have a constant focus on what appears to be “controls” based security testing. These are essential and have many benefits, but restricting yourself to a controls only security testing strategy isn’t going to give you the full picture on if someone can really steal your secret sauce. In addition you should take a step back and a long hard look at the controls you have put in place, and remind yourself of why you did this in the first place. This “objective” based approach gives you a different take to the security assessment (steal this intellectual property from repository x), it helps validate your controls in the process, but more importantly gives you a great understanding of “can my secret sauce be stolen” vs “is my DLP solution working correctly”.

I have put a short video down below which briefly covers my thoughts on this.

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    About the Author

    Dale Pearson
    has worked in IT since 1998, Infosec since 2004, and studied and performed hypnosis, mentalism etc since 2009. Dale is a full time Red Teamer with a love of social engineering and qualified hypnotherapist. He spends a great deal of time researching the various skills and techniques that make up the art and science of Social Engineering.


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