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Advanced Open Source Intelligence for Social Engineers

Social-Engineer, LLC | August 4-5 & August 6-7


Information is the lifeblood of the social engineer. But there is now so much information 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, LLC. 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.

Lots of tools are nice, but we find that just 3-4 can get the job done 100% of the time. This class is designed with a live practical certification as part of the class that you will get a chance to put your skills to applicable use - live and in person.

During this course you will learn:

  • Non-Technical OSINT
  • Observational Skills
  • Vishing
  • Google Hacking
  • Maltego
  • Social Media Recon
  • Practical Certification

Who Should Take this Course

  • Any pentester who wants to enhance their daily skills in OSINT
  • Any security professional who wants to use the internet to uncover information about people.

Student Requirements

  • Laptop with NIC card
  • Some knowledge of OSINT
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

What Students Should Bring

Laptop with NIC card

What Students Will Be Provided With

Licenses for:
  • Maltego
  • Special Transforms
  • Other licenses for tools given during the class
  • Courseware
  • Practical Hands on Cert


Ryan MacDougall's areas of expertise include network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis and social engineering. Ryan began his career in operations, building and securing large networks for financial and telecommunications industries, including a global network across 6 countries consisting of 3 data centers and 8 regional offices. In his 10 years running operations in a company that grew through M&A activities, acquiring, integrating, and standardizing operations, he developed a deep understanding and insight into fundamental flaws present in a wide variety of enterprise environments. Ryan has his OSCP, GWAPT, SEPP and MLSE certifications. He now is a senior social engineer pentester for Social Engineer LLC and helps runs operations on penetration tests and exercises against their clients.