SANS OSINT Summit 2023

Connect the dots with OSINT The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Summit will bring together OSINT practitioners, investigators, and enthusiasts alike to share their OSINT techniques and tools. As an attendee, you will learn current, real-world methods from others in the OSINT community who collect information across the Internet, analyze the results, and utilize key data to reach their objectives.

SANS OSINT Summit 2023

The OSINT Summit will explore the following topics:

  • Capturing, recording, and harvesting open source information
  • Exploring the varied applications of OSINT in industry/the community
  • Accessing and collecting data from social media
  • Using tools and automated processes to accelerate OSINT collection or filtering of data
  • Ethical issues concerning OSINT collection and analysis
  • OSINT case studies of investigations you performed (sanitized, of course)
  • OSINT and its relationship with other forms of research, investigations and intelligence work

A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Networking Experience

In addition to the whole day of focused Summit content, this Live Online event offers exclusive access to connect with others in the OSINT community, leading experts and investigators, and some of the SANS instructors and authors you have taken courses from. In addition to in-depth presentations and panels, you will also be invited to join the conference chat workspace which is a place to engage with attendees and speakers, to ask your questions, and to share your knowledge. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a SANS Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.

What Attendees Say

“I don’t think I’ve attended another conference, summit, or training that provided more excellent content-rich information with a plethora of sources, links, that are immediately applicable to daily work.” – Lisa S.

“I was looking forward to this for months, and you knocked it out of the park. Well done, all around. Having presenters speak to, and show, actual methodology is one of the best things about OSINT Summits.” – Daniel P.

“As someone new in the OSINT world, I found most of the presenters very informative. I really appreciated the case studies and clear real-world applications.” – Jen Roberts

FOCUS : OSINT Uncovered: Enhancing Investigations with the ObSINT Guidelines

Welcome to “OSINT Uncovered: Enhancing Investigations with the ObSINT Guidelines,” an insightful presentation that delves into the world of open-source intelligence (OSINT) through the lens of the newly established “OSINT Guidelines.” Developed by a consortium of experts (EU DisinfoLab, The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), OSINT Curious, CheckFirst, Centre for Information Resilience, OpenFacto, and Logically), these guidelines offer a comprehensive framework to elevate the quality and effectiveness of public OSINT investigations.

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In response to the rapidly evolving OSINT landscape and the need for common standards, a group of OSINT specialists from diverse organisations united in 2022 in the framework of the EFCSN to form They released the first draft of the Guidelines for Public Interest OSINT Investigations in April 2023, providing organisations with a robust set of good practices to enhance their methodologies, tools, skills, documentation, and work environments.

Our distinguished presenters have been integral to the project since its inception. Throughout the presentation, they will employ interactive doodles, images, and videos to explore a wide array of topics, such as terrorism, organized crime, various types of selectors like email and photos, and innovative techniques. Furthermore, they will discuss the crucial stages of an OSINT investigation, encompassing planning, data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting.

By presenting real-life case studies, our aim is to showcase the value of the guidelines as a reliable framework for optimizing public OSINT investigations. We eagerly anticipate engaging with the audience and sharing our wealth of knowledge on this vital subject.

About us

Check First is a leading Finnish software and methodologies company, spearheading adversarial research techniques. We believe that everyone should be able to understand how and why content is presented to them. We advocate for online clarity and accountability, building solutions to attain this goal. Partnering with leading institutions, regulators, NGOs and educators, we aim at curbing the spread of disinformation and foreign influence manipulations.

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