8th Layer Insights 7.6.21
Ep 4 | 7.6.21

Deceptionology 101: Introduction to the Dark Arts

Show Notes

Have you ever noticed how fundamental deception is to the human condition? Deception and forms of social engineering have been with us since the beginning of recorded history. And yet, it seems like we are just as vulnerable to it as ever. But now the stakes are higher because technology allows social engineers to deceive at scale.

This episode explores the psychology of deception, provides a foundation for understanding social engineering, offers a few mental models for exploration and exploitation, and discusses how we can prepare our mental defenses.


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Music and Sound Effects by Blue Dot Sessions & Storyblocks.

Artwork by Chris Machowski.