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2015 has proven to be a fantastic year for Social-Engineer’s wildly popular and ever growing training courses as we’ve garnered over 300 attendees worldwide!  Here’s what’s changed so far, and what’s to come as we roll toward 2016!


Social engineering has been, and continues to be, the prevailing cause of many high-profile corporate breaches.  As the premier social engineering experts and armed with in-depth experience from the social engineering frontline, we’ve crafted our offerings to provide even more comprehensive and specialized training for 2016.

This week, DerbyCon 2015 marks our first public offering of the new Advanced Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Social Engineers training course. Are you interested in learning how to dredge deep into the Internet for hidden or hard to find information on targets? If you’re a red-teamer, security researcher, pentester, social engineer, or security enthusiast looking to leverage intelligence for both technical and non-technical investigations, this course is for you! While Derbycon 2015 is sold out, we’re bringing this training into rotation for 2016 to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools for ethical intelligence gathering that will assist with any type of research.

More good news: we will continue to offer our flagship Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE) Training Course in 2016. This course, however, will only be offered three times this year, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance! As always, the APSE course will include cutting-edge research and techniques based on both psychology and social engineering attacks we’ve discovered in the wild.  Attendees will walk away with a firm understanding of how non-technical skills can be optimized to bypass technical controls.

And for those of you who have already attended our APSE training course, we’re excited to unveil our NEW Masters Level Social Engineering training course in February 2016! This course, available only to graduates of the APSE, will take social engineering training to the next level with immersion into a full-scale social engineering penetration test.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned about three pillars of social engineering: phishing, fishing, and impersonation during a live engagement.  As the only performance-based social engineering course offered to the public, this course will be offered once a year.

The full 2016 training schedule is below.

Please note: If you or your team are interested but unable to attend our social engineering training courses, contact us to discuss a private training catered to fit the specific needs of your organization.

February 1-5, 2016 Orlando, FL Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE)
February 16-17, 2016 Orlando, FL Advanced OSINT for Social Engineers
February 29-March 3, 2016 Orlando, FL Masters Level Social Engineering
May 23-27, 2016 Bristol, UK Advanced Practical Social Engineering
August, 2016 Las Vegas,  NV Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE)
September, 2016 Louisville, KY Advanced OSINT for Social Engineers
November 3-4, 2016 Dallas, TX Advanced OSINT for Social Engineers

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