Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


May 11, 2010

Head Hacker Speaking at BruCon 2010.. Belgium Security Conference

BruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society. Organized in Brussels, BruCON offers a high quality line up of speakers, security challenges and interesting workshops. BruCON is a conference by and for the security and hacker(*) community.

The conference tries to create bridges between the various actors active in computer security world, included but not limited to hackers(*), security professionals, security communities, non-profit organizations, CERTs, students, law enforcement agencies, etc…..

I have had confirmation that my talk has been accepted (Head Hacking – The Magic of Suggestion and Perception), and I will be speaking at BruCon 2010 in September. The focus of my talking is going to be about social engineering, and how better understanding of how the human brain works, and how it can be manipulated can both make you a better social engineer, but also create awareness to help patch human stupidity. I will talk about the use of mentalism, hypnosis and NLP can be put to good use, as well as how I went about learning these skills to good use, and using them in my engagements.

Update 1st Dec 2010

BruCON was an excellent conference once again, and it was great to be given the opportunity to speak there. I was a little nervous as it was the first time giving this presentation, and I had to go on a few hours earlier than scheduled. All in all I think it was a good first version of the talk, and I got lots of excellent feedback.

You can view the slides here via slideshare, and download the video for viewing.

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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.


    1. Ewout Meij

      Great! I’ll be there too with a couple of friends [one is speaker] and I would appreciate a couple of minutes of your time. Beer’s on me, does that buy me some raport?

    2. Dale

      beer tokens are always accepted 🙂 Happy to meet up and have a chat mate, it would be a pleasure.
      See you at BruCon.


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