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31 July – 3 August, 2021 – VIRTUAL Advanced Practical Social Engineering at Black Hat

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 6:00 pm


The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training is a highly interactive course that combines practical lectures together with discussions. Additionally, it provides multiple hands-on exercises, demonstrations, as well as especially creative homework assignments.

The Advanced Practical Social Engineering training course designed and written by Christopher Hadnagy, together with contributions by Robin Dreeke (former Chief, FBI Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program), is the only performance-based social engineering course available to the public.

A particular benefit of this course is that you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you learn. In addition, you will receive feedback from successful professional pentesters and social engineers with over twenty years of experience.


Day One:

  • Communication Profiling
  • Rapport Building Techniques
  • Mastering Elicitation
  • Creative Homework Assignment #1

Day Two:

  • Pretexting Successfully
  • Using Influence
  • Understanding Manipulation
  • The Science of Framing
  • Creative Homework Assignment #2

Day Three:

  • Amygdala Hijacking
  • Facial Expressions
  • Nonverbals of the body
  • Creative Homework Assignment #3

Day Four:

  • Video Analysis of live nonverbals
  • Practical Application
  • The Ethical Social Engineer
  • SEPP Discussion

Key Takeaways

  • How to understand your dominant communication profile
  • How to use human hacking skills in any job
  • How important nonverbal communication is

Who Should Take this Course

Any person who is interested in human hacking skills.

Audience Skill Level


Student Requirements

A laptop that can run a browser and connect to a wireless network
The ability to do homework each night

What Students Should Bring

  • Laptop

What Students Will Be Provided With

  • The course book
  • 1 x 12 month license to Dr. Ekman’s Face Basics Tools
  • 1 DISC License
  • 1 chance to schedule and take the SEPP Certification


Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. During his 16 years in the information security industry, Chris created the world’s first social engineering framework and newsletter, as well as hosted the first social engineering based podcast. Christopher Hadnagy is also a well-known author, having written four books on social engineering. Chris’ new book, “Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You”, will be available January 5, 2021. Chris lectures and teaches about social engineering around the globe. Moreover, he’s been invited to speak at the Pentagon, as well as other high secure facilities. Additionally, as the creator of the world’s first Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF), Chris leads the way in educating people on this serious threat. Chris is also the first Adjunct Professor of Social Engineering, serving at University of Arizona and one of the top NSA Cyber Excellence Schools in the USA. He has designed, written and taught this course himself. Chris works with some of the world’s leaders in scientific research for the purpose of acquiring a deeper understanding of social engineering. Notably, Chris authored a book with Dr. Paul Ekman regarding the use of nonverbal communication by social engineers. Chris is certified as an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) as well as an Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP). He is also the creator of the Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP) and Master’s Level Social Engineering (MLSE) Certifications.


July 31 @ 9:00 am
August 3 @ 6:00 pm


Virtual Event
NV United States


Social-Engineer, LLC