Aaron Crawford (@squirrelsnabrrl) is an adversarial engineer working for Lares Consulting who has spoken at RSA, CEIC, PodCamp, and several BSides conferences around the country.

Crawford recently organized The World Championship of Social Engineering, a capture the flag event (CTF) that took place at BSidesLV.

Social Engineering exploits the weakest link in any system: The human. We hear and read so much about it, but few have an opportunity to experience it in real life, and Crawford’s group – Squirrels in a Barrel – sought to provide a safe and real life means to practice Social Engineering through this event.

“Nothing of this scale has ever been attempted before,” Crawford said. “We previously held regional tournaments across the country at various BSides conferences, those regional winners will be competing against one another at this tournament.”

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