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Sunday, June 12 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
Getting a Job through Social Engineering

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Do you want a job in information security? If you have a job, do you want a better one? This workshop is about how to get a job through social engineering. Josh More has, for years, been helping technologists and introverts get an advantage over the less skilled but more social candidates in the job market. When done properly, a job search can be run like a penetration test, where you identify your target, perform your reconnaissance, develop your plan, take over the process, and land the job. Everyone has the base skill level they need to execute, but often lack the natural social ease that others have. If you have ever found yourself looking at a boss or colleague and wondering how they managed to get the job or promotion that should have been yours, this workshop is for you. This workshop draws from Josh’s two books _Job Reconnaissance_ and _Breaking In_, both aimed at hacking the job market. The workshop will open with an overview of how the job market works, economically and socially, so we understand the systems in which we must work. It will then move into the target selection phase, so we can identify the types of firms we wish to target. Then, we will explore those targets through basic reconnaissance and identify what sorts of “attacks” would be likely to work and which ones would not. This process will involve reverse engineering their use of metaphor and narrative so you can develop custom approaches that will bypass their filters. In the end, you will have created a customized resume, approaches to landing an interview at your preferred target, using that resume within an interview, a plan for retaining access throughout the process and, if time allows, a customized portfolio to take complete control of the process.


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT

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