This is the 74th episode of the Shared Security Podcast sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright with special guest Rachel Tobac recorded March 25, 2018. Below are the show notes, commentary, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:
Interview with special guest Rachel Tobac
Rachel is the CEO & Co-founder of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training them on social engineering risks. Rachel also placed second place two years in a row in the DEF CON hacking conference’s Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest (SECTF). In her remaining spare time, Rachel works as the Chair of the Board for the nonprofit Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) where she empowers women to lead the converging fields.
In this episode, Tom and Scott speak to Rachel about her adventures participating in the Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest at DEF CON. Rachel also discusses her thoughts on how to avoid being a victim of a social engineering attack and how more young women can get into cybersecurity and technology careers. Of course, no interview with Rachel would be complete without discussing her favorite (and least favorite) David Lynch movies as well as her book recommendations. Rachel was super fun to chat with!
On the show Tom and Rachel mentioned the call that the Chris Kirsch, the winner of last years DEF CON SECTF, performed. Here’s the re-enactment you should definitely check out! Thanks again to Rachel for being a guest on our show!
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