Ryan MacDougall is a subject matter expert in areas of network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis, and social engineering. Ryan directed technical operations and built and secured large networks for the financial and telecommunications industries, whose area of focus covers 6 countries: consisting of 3 data centers and 8 regional offices. In his 10 years running operations in a company that grew through M&A activities, acquiring, integrating, and standardizing operations, he developed a deep understanding and insight into fundamental flaws present in a wide variety of enterprise environments. 

He is now the Chief Operating Officer and Open Source Intelligence trainer for Social-Engineer, LLC and runs operations during penetration tests and exercises with their clients, as well as managing client relationships. Ryan is a multi-year Blackhat conference trainer and DEFCON SEVillage speaker regarding social engineering and open source intelligence gathering.  

WorkshopSE Pentest Track

This three-day track takes you through the process of conducting 3 of the main aspects of a remote SE Pentest; OSINT, Vishing, and Phishing. Due to the nature of what we are doing during this class, there is very limited seating and this class is capped off at 25 people. Each day builds on the next so it is required to attend all three days, and is not a la carte.

Day 1: OSINT (Open Source Intelligence Gathering)

Information is our lifeblood and this is the essential part of every social engineer’s life and SE engagements.

You will learn:

  • What is OSINT
  • How can it be used?
  • Physical observation skills and examples
  • Google Dorking – with exercises
  • All will culminate with information you need for day 2

At the end of this course, those who graduate will be given a certificate of passing if they can accomplish all 3 days of work while remaining within the boundaries and the rules of the class.

Ryan MacDougall