UPDATE: This has been canceled, and will be rescheduled.
I’ll post a followup once the new date is confirmed.
I’ll be teaching a workshop on how to use improv comedy techniques for security.
It’ll be Monday, March 16th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The workshop cost is $30 (payable online or at the door). I also accept haunted pirate doubloons and nonsequential unmarked bills in a paper bag.
Improv for Security
March 16 at 7:00pm
OPEN Community Arts Center
2801 S Floyd St #100
Across the street from Cardinal Stadium
Park in the numbered lot (free) on the corner of Boxley and Floyd!
Improv Comedy as a Social Engineering / Phishing / People-Hacking Tool
Have you ever gotten an “urgent call about you car warranty” or a demand that “you need to pay the IRS by credit card right now”? Social Engineering is the practice of talking your way into or out of situations, and is often employed by the underhanded, but can also be used to defend against those very attacks.
The rules of improv comedy can apply to many social interactions, including bluffing your way to compromise a target. The constantly changing situations of improv are great practice for accepting unexpected circumstances, and happily going with the flow.
Dave Mattingly was a NASA rocket scientist while also a comedy and punk radio DJ. He led a sci-fi and RPG publishing company, while writing anti-terrorism software for DHS. He’s an itinerant preacher, entrepreneur, award-winning speaker, and occasional improv comic. In short, he doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up.