Colin Hadnagy is a Human Risk Analyst for Social-Engineer, LLC. Colin’s work for Social-Engineer includes open source intelligence gathering, phishing and spear phishing writing, vishing calls, in-person impersonation, as well as physical security testing. In addition, Colin  also demonstrates lock picking and handcuff shimming at various conferences, and he’d be very happy to teach you. Colin’s early roots with the company beginning in 2015, give him the unique perspective of seeing both the growth and changes in the company and the industry.

Colin Hadnagy is constantly trying to learn new things, and to use new techniques from the best of the best. He weaponizes niceness and endeavors to fit as much truth as possible into his social-engineering style. Communications and profiling are an aspect he looks to expand on in the near future.


“As we play the role of the “bad guys” with a client, we see the positive changes. Not only in their corporate policy, but also in their personal behaviors, and attitudes. We make people more secure, not only to the benefit of their employers, but also in their lives.” —Colin Hadnagy