The Human Factor – Meadow Ellis

The Human Factor – Meadow Ellis

Meadow is a hardware security dark witch with a keen eye and open heart to how normal users take what we, the security nerds, provide them with.

Meadow also specialises in automation for the purpose of removing humans from the equation and is a firm believer in security serving normal users, not the other way around.

Nothing makes her happier than being able to help others, be it with her job, the information security community work or by means of random Twitter threads – maybe apart from banging her head to some dark metal.

To watch Meadow’s BSides London talk click the link here.

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To watch Meadow’s BSides Leeds talk click the link here.

To follow Meadow on Twitter click the link here.

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Jenny Radcliffe

I am an expert in the psychology and tactics behind Social Engineering attacks, as well as negotiations, nonverbal communication and deception. I have a strong academic and corporate background, and was a senior procurement leader before becoming a consultant and trainer in both negotiation and procurement strategy and skills. I lecture at several business schools at Masters level in many business topics and am a guest lecturer in both security and procurement disciplines. I help clients in different ways from psychological pen-testing, to breaking security systems, from coaching and training, to strategic assignments, crisis situations and professional investigative work. I can assist with leading negotiations on behalf of clients or coaching individuals and teams to excel in this area. I am a professional speaker, and appear regularly at conferences, webinars and company events,(Rant, InfoSec, Disa, NordicIT) and I talk about how “people hacking” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. I help security teams and professionals to use the tools of human hackers to enhance awareness campaigns, persuade and influence their stakeholders and understand how culture contributes to organisational vulnerability. I offer consultancy, training and coaching services ranging from skills assessments and corporate psychological profiling, to masterclasses in all of my areas of expertise including non-verbal communications, lie detection, social engineering, rapid rapport building and public speaking.

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