The Human Factor – Phil Kimpton

Phill Kimpton has been a Security Consultant for 18 months now, with no previous IT experience. He’s passionate to continue developing his skills as a tester and takes great delight in helping others looking to follow the same path. In his spare time he can be found on Twitter, in the gym or jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft.
Jenny was delighted to be joined by Phil Kimpton aka phr33fall to talk about skydiving, careers and his determination to get into the information security business.  Phil’s story is a real testimony to determination, persistence and focus and he offers great advice on how to find resources, pursue the career you want and skydive(!)
A real pleasure to speak to such an inspirational person, thank you so much for a great interview Phil.
To watch the BSides Glasgow talk, by Phil, click here.
To visit Phil’s website click here.
To follow Phil on Twitter click here.
Don’t forget you can also follow Jenny on Twitter by clicking the link here.

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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