ISECOM Workshop: Certified Trust Analyst

March 19, 2012 (at 10 a.m.)

The trust analyst is a person who can apply the proper techniques to make accurate, snap risk decisions on what to trust and how far that trust extends.

Anyone who can size up a person, situation, or outcome quickly based on the evidence at hand has an extreme amount of control over risk decisions and ultimately reward. It is especially helpful to determine what information is lacking for making the right decision and what information is actually relevant. Furthermore it will allow you to see how people see you, your image, your company’s image, and how to make corrections so as to be more trustworthy for others.

Technical Details

This seminar is for anyone at any security level. The class is based on trust and analysis research for the OSSTMM, the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual. This course will have you practicing the tricks and techniques for analyzing trusts quickly and to make it the natural way for you to understand your own instincts and gut feelings. You will learn to deconstruct your perceptions, examine an issue without bias, dismiss fallacious evidence, and measure the amount of rational indicators lending to trustworthiness.


The official ISECOM Certified Trust Analyst exam will be provided at the end of the class. More details on the certification are available from ISECOM at

Pete Herzog

About the Trainer Pete Herzog is a security professional, neuro-hacker and managing director for the non-profit security research organization, ISECOM. He created the first social engineering methodology for quantifiable testing of human security for OSSTMM 2.1 in 2002. By 2003 he created Trust Metrics for measuring the amount of trust one can put in anything in a quantifiable manner which was added to OSSTMM 3 in 2010. In 2009 Herzog began working with brainwave scanners and tDCS to directly manipulate the brain and understand how people learn and focus attention. In 2013 he released the Security Awareness Learning Tactics (SALT) project to specifically design security awareness based on the neuro research. You can read more about Pete here: