Becoming a Human nMAP! Cultivating a Renaissance Approach for the Social Engineer


  • Tigran Terpanddjian

As a security analyst with an atypical entry into the information security world, one of my research questions posed in social engineering is why reading a diverse array of topics is beneficial to the social engineer, be it something they are passionate about or not.

In building upon Defcon 24 presentation at the Social Engineering Village by Tomohisa Ishikawa: “Does Cultural Differences become a barrier for social engineering?” cultural differences presented by different countries place emphasis on different genres; therefore, what one person from a certain country holds dear, the other may not.

Therefore, your reconnaissance, pretexts and elicitations and the support required must be able to adapt.