Shelby Dacko is a Human Risk Analyst with Social‐Engineer, LLC. Shelby’s specialties include vishingOSINT work, and educational material production. She also enjoys public speaking and teaching. Shelby’s most recent panel was at DerbyCon: Finish Line, entitled “Vishing: Real Vs. Competition, what’s the difference?” where she spoke alongside Alethe Denis, Whitney Maxwell, Chris Silvers, and Colin Hadnagy.

In addition to her work at Social-Engineer, Shelby also volunteers for the Innocent Lives Foundation. The Innocent Lives Foundation is a nonprofit organization that unmasks anonymous online child predators to help bring them to justice.

Shelby Dacko is a certified Social Engineering Pentest Professional (SEPP), has her bachelor’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and is a trained American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter.

Shelby defines social engineering as the act of using what you know about human behaviors to bring about your desired outcome.


Workshop: SE Pentest Track

This three-day track takes you through the process of conducting 3 of the main aspects of a remote SE Pentest. 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 2:  Vishing

Phone elicitation is one of the most fear-inducing but important parts of being a social engineer.  Our expert team of vishers will walk you through the process from start to finish.

You will learn:

  • What is vishing?
  • The psychology of vishing
  • Developing a flags list
  • Developing a pretext
  • You will get hands-on experience vishing
  • All will culminate with information you need for day 3

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.

Shelby Dacko