The Advantages of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Cobwebs Technologies is a 2021 OSMOSIScon sponsor. To learn more about Cobwebs Technologies, visit https://cobwebs.com/. Open-source intelligence, or OSINT, is a term used to refer to any information which may be freely gathered from public sources; generally it refers to information that can be found on the internet. The term first came into use during […]

Risk Monitoring: Twitter & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Instagram & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Facebook & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Info Exposed: Social Media–The Enemy in Your Home?

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Info Exposed: Identity Theft

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Will you be the Official Capture the Flag Winner?

OSMOSIScon Kicks Off Conference with NW3C Capture the Flag Contest Get in on the action with this exciting opening kickoff to OSMOSIScon 2020! Crafted by conference supporter National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event fuels our competitive OSINT spirit. This week, conference participants are cyber hunting and conducting open source drills […]

Thursday Quick-hit Podcast: Chris Poulter

Introducing OSMOSIS Speaker Chris Poulter Get a sneak peak at the upcoming OSMOSIScon Globalcast session with Chris Poulter, whose expansive career has delivered OSINT training to multi-national teams that service strategic, operational, and tactical objectives. This week, Chris sits down with PI Perspectives’ podcast host Matthew Spaier to discuss his upcoming conference session, Using Social […]

9 Bits & Bytes Presentations Await You at OSMOSIScon 2020

Do you remember the speed dating craze of the 1990s? Well, we’ve brushed it off, given it a facelift, and created a fun and speedy way to gather tradecraft tips in between sessions! Now in its 5th year, tables are replaced for chat rooms featuring industry specialists sharing expertise on trending topics. Enjoy sessions throughout the […]

Thursday Quick-hit Podcast: Daniel Clemens

Introducing OSMOSIS Speaker Daniel Clemens Get a sneak peak at the upcoming OSMOSIScon Globalcast session with Daniel Clemens, founder of two cyber security companies and an expert in offensive and defensive security tactics. This week, Daniel sits down with PI Perspectives’ podcast host Matthew Spaier to discuss his upcoming conference session, Methodologies for Due Diligence. […]