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FASE – The Foundational Application of Social Engineering Training Course

Foundational Application of Social Engineering

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As the foremost leader on the subject of social engineering, Social-Engineer, LLC (SECOM) provides one-of-a-kind trainings that learners of all skill levels can benefit from. A purveyor of five unique classes, SECOM recommends the Foundational Application of Social Engineering (FASE) as a starting point. Previously known as Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE), this class focuses on the aspects of human decision making, and why it is important to understand those mechanisms. Then, it helps you utilize that newfound knowledge in your life. This specialized course immerses you in the world of social engineering using proven methods to ensure the material stays with you.

What a Day in FASE Looks Like

Each day is filled with in-class lectures and practical exercises. Live exercises in the evening provide opportunities to hone and perfect the skills taught in class. The next day starts off with a debrief of the previous evening’s events to pinpoint learning moments. The next two days follow the same pattern. The final day has a debrief but no live exercises that night. This class is led by the author of five of the bestselling books about social engineering, Chris Hadnagy, and one of SECOM’s certified, experienced co-trainers.


Who is FASE Right For?

In short, FASE is right for anyone that is looking to learn, and improve upon their, communication skills. We have had everyone from managers, salespeople, adversary simulators, to parents and instructors, attend in an effort to learn about social engineering and how to use it in their day-to-day lives. Here is what some of them had to say about this course:

Dragos Ionica, Manager at Cyber Risk Advisory at Deloitte, Romania

“The APSE course was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of social engineering techniques, tools, and methodologies. It went beyond the theoretical aspects, offering hands-on experience in real-world scenarios, which I found particularly engaging. This practical approach, combined with expert guidance from experienced instructors (Chris Hadnagy, Rosa Rowles, and Shelby Dacko), truly enriched my learning experience.

Throughout the course, we tackled various aspects of social engineering, including phishing, pretexting, elicitation, and psychological manipulation. The curriculum was well-structured, ensuring that we gained a solid foundation before moving on to more advanced techniques. The course material was up-to-date, reflecting the latest trends and challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals.”

Daniel Isler, Project Manager at DreamLab Technologies

“I have just completed the #APSE for the second time… Many times I am asked where to start in the world of Social Engineering and it would be logical to answer that they should take this course, but in reality it is a course that I dare say is much more useful for people who need to relate better with their family, establish effective interactions in the workplace, strengthen a sales team or simply change the life of someone in the street to listen to him and allow at least one moment of his life to feel that someone cares… Thanks to Chris’ teachings I have been able to consolidate a SE unit of excellence.”

Brian Phillips, VP, Information Security for Macy’s Inc.

“The class provided practical insight into people’s thought processes, communication styles, and overall relationships with others. These are all crucial components of leadership and benefits you both in your professional and personal life.”

How to Sign Up for FASE

No matter what walk of life you’re on, we believe FASE can be of benefit to you. If you would like to learn more about this class, please visit our website at Social-Engineer.com. We look forward to seeing, and learning with, you!

Written by Shelby Dacko

At Social Engineer LLC, our purpose is to bring education and awareness to all users of technology. For a detailed list of our services and how we can help you achieve your information/cybersecurity goals please visit:


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