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Advanced OSINT for Social Engineers

Social-Engineer | November 10-11


Information is the lifeblood of the social engineer. But there is now so much available that it can be overwhelming. How can we dial in and narrow your focus in ways that will enhance your social engineering abilities? This course will show you the techniques, tricks, and tips used by the professional social engineering penetration testers of Social-Engineer, Inc. This two-day course is not a laundry list of tools. We will also share the methodology, processes, and our own experiences that allow us to successfully apply information to plan and launch realistic SE scenarios for our clientele. Having the information is only half of what you need.

During these two days, you will learn:
  • Non-tech OSINT gathering
  • Obfuscating your traffic
  • Email headers
  • Search engines
  • Metadata Maltego
  • Social media exploitation
  • Developing realistic attack vectors

This course was developed based on student demand from our 5-Day Advanced Practical Social Engineering Course. Now a full two days devoted to the very same methods our team uses during Social Engineering Risk Assessments and Social Engineering Penetration Tests are offered to the students of this class.

Who Should Take this Course

  • Penetration Testers
  • Social Engineers
  • Security Enthusiasts
  • Security Awareness Gurus

Student Requirements

Moderate knowledge of OSINT principles, basic computer and browser experience.

What Students Should Bring

A laptop that is able to run Java-based tools such as Maltego as well as a variety of browsers. Since we will be running VPNs and installing tools, admin rights on the computer will be critical.

What Students Will Be Provided With

  • AOSE Courseware
  • 90-Day License to Maltego
  • Licenses for other tools used during the class


Chris Hadnagy, Chief Human Hacker and aka loganWHD, is the President and CEO of Social-Engineer, Inc. He specializes in understanding the ways in which malicious attackers are able to exploit human weaknesses to obtain access to information and resources through manipulation and deceit. He has been in security and technology for over 16 years. Chris is a graduate of Dr. Paul Ekman's courses in Microexpressions, having passed the certification requirements with an "Expert Level" grade. He has significant experience in training and educating students in non-verbal communications. He also holds certifications as an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and an Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP). Finally, he is the author of the best-selling book, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking.