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Christian McLaughlin

Christian McLaughlin is a U.S. Navy veteran, public speaker, and social engineer extraordinaire. Specializing in physical pen-testing, he has been working in the field for quite some time and has studied sociology and how humans interact with each other as a species. He leverages these experiences in order to exploit weaknesses in the security of the organizations that he tests. Lockpicking is fun, but it is always the last thing Christian does. His favorite way of getting access is just asking. He would love to be given the opportunity to break into your organization and help ensure that every weakness gets addressed.


Talks

Source Code to the Human Mind - The Science Behind Social Engineering

Social engineering is one of the hottest talked about topics at conferences around the world. What makes social engineering so popular and why is it so successful? Why is social engineering so dangerous? In this talk, Christian goes beyond discussing popular techniques and exploits that are used in the hacker community. He will dive deep into reverse engineering the human mind and understanding how our DNA is coded to allow us to be so vulnerable. This talk is for anyone looking to hone in on their social engineering game, as well as those who want to improve their training programs and tactics to fight this threat.

Regardless of what side you're on, you will enter this talk as a social engineering script kiddie and leave as a master of manipulation. There is no going back; you will not see the world the same way again.