The following events will take place in the Social Engineering Community at DEF CON 30 in Las Vegas on August 12-14, 2022.


Cold Calls give attendees a walk-up opportunity to make a short call to get a feel for both the contest and the world of Social Engineering through vishing but without the contest elements.

Talks &

Share your knowledge of Social Engineering with the community through a presentation.


Do you have a theory, hypothesis, idea or even just a gut feeling that you want to put to the test in front of a live audience at DEF CON?

Vishing Contest

In this event contestants go toe to toe, by placing live phone calls in front of the SEC audience at DEF CON, showcasing the duality of ease and complexity of the craft against the various levels of preparedness and defenses by actual companies.

Youth Challenge

If you are between the ages of 10 – 17, come experience your own adventure as a hero or villain by joining the Youth Event in the Social Engineering Community.