Jenny Radcliffe

People Hacker and Social Engineer
  • Exploring the view that people are the weakest link in organizational security
  • Bridging the gap between human and cyber security
  • Impactful keynote speaker on behavioral science, as well as security and scams

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Jenny Radcliffe—aka “The People Hacker”—is a force to be reckoned with. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building, and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a “human lie detector,” and likened to a Jedi Knight. In reality, she is an expert in social engineering (the human element of security), negotiation, persuasion and influence, and non-verbal communication, and deception—using her skills to help clients ranging from global corporations and law enforcement organisations to poker players, politicians, and the security industry. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities International speakers bureau, Radcliffe is an impactful speaker who uses a combination of anecdotes, science, and humour to share lessons that help executives better read people and understand social clues, use subtle tactics to persuade others during negotiations, open up avenues of conversation that were formerly shut, and understand and protect against their own vulnerabilities.

Radcliffe speaks, consults, and trains people in the skills of “people hacking,” and explains how “social engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool not only for business executives but also for security professionals of all types working to prevent attacks, scams, and cons of all kinds. Jenny shares how she, without technology, uses the “machine between our ears” to “psychologically pen-test” companies and find the weaknesses in their security measures with the goal of helping them bolster their human defenses against future attacks.

A regular keynote speaker at major security events—including Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, and Cyber Security Week—and a multiple-time TEDx contributor, Radcliffe has been a guest expert on security, scams, and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media. She originally got involved in the sector when she was approached to do some penetration testing by a private security firm who needed a social engineer to talk their way into a bank. She has been working in management training and consultancy for over a decade.

Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast, “The Human Factor”, where she interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business, and life.

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Jenny Radcliffe: How To Scam People Out of Money

Jenny Radcliffe: How To Hack Your Way Into A Building

Jenny Radcliffe On Hacking & Fear

Jenny Radcliffe: Teaching Negotiation

Jenny Radcliffe on Becoming a People Hacker

Jenny Radcliffe: Answering Frequently Asked Cyber Security Questions

Social Engineering & “Hacking The Humans”.

This talk introduces the topic of social engineering and discusses the hows and whys of how malicious “people hackers” target individuals and organisations, to defraud them of money, information, and data.

The Human Element Of Security.

This talk focuses on how to empower and motivate the workforce into being the first line of defense against hackers and fraudsters, through awareness and engagement via education on social engineering and the “human element” of security.

Organisational Culture & Social Engineering.

This talk centres on how company culture is key to getting staff on board with the security message and is the key to an empowered and secure workforce. Both motivational and educational, Jenny prompts the audience to question their approach to their staff, their, security and their culture in new and challenging ways.

Insider Threats: How To Create, Detect,& Mitigate The Enemy Within.

Having an “enemy within” is most companies worst nightmare, and in this talk, Jenny shows how company culture, employee dissatisfaction, and other circumstances can create Insider Threats which can then be exploited by malicious “human hackers” in order to breach an organisations defenses. This topic is very hot right now as companies are realising how dangerous having an enemy within can be. Jenny gives advice on how to detect and mitigate the issues of insider threats within organisaitons.

Fraud & Social Engineering: How Fraudsters Use Human Psychology To Steal Your Money, Data, & Information (And What You Can Do To Stop It).

The cost of fraud to businesses is growing at an alarming rate and whilst the media often focuses on the technical hacks and digital crimes that make the headlines, it is often the less technical scams, such as those committed over the phone that cause the most damage, both technically and psychologically. This talk discusses how hackers use psychology to trap people into being victims of scams and gives advice on how to spot cons and scams before you fall for them. Incredibly informative and invaluable to businesses of all types.

The Confidence Trick: Using The Skills Of Social Engineering To Create Lasting Confidence In Business and Life.

This talk links the many psychological skills of the social engineer (non-verbal communications, lie detection, pre-texting/acting, and emotional intelligence, etc) to building a confident persona in business and in life. The talk is interactive and gives practical and lighthearted advice for growing confidence by becoming your own social engineer.

Signs, Signals, & Poker Faces: A Guide To Reading People & Understanding Body Language

This talk is a guide to body language and facial expressions and uses a variety of media to illustrate the topic. From film and photos of politicians and celebrities, audiences get to observe themselves and others from a critical perspective to try and read each other. This talk gets great reviews and huge laughs whilst being educational and informative.

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