In this open edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, I sit down with Micah Hoffman, Kerby Plessas, and Josh Huff to discuss Open Source INTelligence (OSINT).
Micah Hoffman (@WebBreacher) is a SANS instructor who will be teaching a brand new SANS course, SANS487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis.
Kirby Plessas (@kirbstr) runs her own training company Plessas Experts Network, Inc. There is an online training portal that you can use to learn more about OSINT.
Josh Huff (@baywolf88) is a Digital Forensics Private Investigator and OSINT addict. He runs the Learn All The Things website.
This is a new format for the podcast that I am trying out. It's a lot like the conference episodes I do: It's longer; I allow swearing; and there is no format or direction. I asked for OSINT questions on Twitter and got some pretty good ones back for people to answer. I can turn this into a live show that would allow for people watching to interact with the guests on the show. I need feedback on whether or not this of interest to people. Hit me up on Twitter (@TimothyDeBlock) or email (timothy[.]deblock[@]gmail[.]com)
In this episode we discuss:
- Why it's important to automate OSINT
- What tools are available for OSINT
- Where does OSINT end and breaking the law begin?
- Where can OSINT be used in an organization
- How to get into OSINT
- and much much more