What's happening at DerbyCon 2018 - Part 2

In this Hyatt recorded edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman, Josh Huff, and Justin Nordine.

Micah (@WebBreacher), Josh (@baywolf88), and Justin (@jnordine) join me to go over a variety of topics at DerbyCon 2018. The Hyatt was kind enough to provide space near the bar (shout to the amazing Lauren).

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why other industries don’t use OSINT

  • Where to find your niche

  • What are some frustrations of mentorship

  • How apps are impacting our lives

What's happening at DerbyCon 2018 - Part 1

In this Hyatt recorded edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman, Josh Huff, and Justin Nordine join me at DerbyCon 2018.

Micah (@WebBreacher), Josh (@baywolf88), and Justin (@jnordine) join me to go over a variety of topics at DerbyCon 2018. The Hyatt was kind enough to provide space near the bar (shout to the amazing Lauren).

In this episode we discuss:

  • What OSINT classes and projects everyone is working on

  • Why contributing is important

  • What value conferences like DerbyCon provide

  • Why hotels hate accountant conferences

What is OSINT ORCS YOGA?

In this battlefield edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman joins me to discuss OSINT ORCS YOGA.

Micah (@WebBreacher), is a SANS Instructor and author of the SEC487 OSINT course. He recently had his second class in Denver, Colorado (more dates here). During that class he found people asking about how to navigate the waters of OSINT resources. His solution was to start the OSINT Resource Classification System (ORCS). It's a call for the OSINT community to standardize on how resources are categorized. YOGA or Your OSINT Graphical Analyzer is meant to be a visual aid for people looking to navigate the streets of OSINT resources.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How SANS SEC487 is coming along
  • What is YOGA?
  • What is ORCS?
  • Why is ORCS YOGA important?

What is SANS SEC487? Part 2

In this wide open edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman joins me to discuss SANS SEC487 Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis.

Micah (@WebBreacher) has spent the last year plus putting together the SANS SEC487 course. The course focuses on Open-Source Intelligence Gather and Analysis (OSINT). I had the pleasure of attending the very first iteration of the course. I had an absolute blast and would recommend the course to anyways (even those outside of infosec). I wrote about the course on my blog.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What's the most exciting aspect of the course?
  • Why operational security is important
  • Why disinformation is useful

What is SANS SEC487? Part 1

In this wide open edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman joins me to discuss SANS SEC487 Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis.

Micah (@WebBreacher) has spent the last year plus putting together the SANS SEC487 course. The course focuses on Open-Source Intelligence Gather and Analysis (OSINT). I had the pleasure of attending the very first iteration of the course. I had an absolute blast and would recommend the course to anyways (even those outside of infosec). I wrote about the course on my blog.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is SANS SEC487?
  • Who should attend the course?
  • What was the origin of the course?
  • How the beta went.

What's happening in OSINT?

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

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How to overcome imposter syndrome

In this fake episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman joins me to discuss imposter syndrome.

Micah (@WebBreacher), this past year, spoke on imposter syndrome and how to overcome it. It's something we all deal with (even several years into our careers). It's useful, but also dangerous for those of us in the information security community. We need to try and compare ourselves to others less and speak more positively internally.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is imposter syndrome?
  • Why people get imposter syndrome.
  • How to overcome imposer syndrome.
  • Stick around until the end to hear some real imposter syndrome.

How to join the infosec community - part 2

In this inclusive episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman, a certified SANS instructor, joins me to discuss how to join the infosec community.

Micah (@WebBreacher) gave a talk at BSides DC last year on joining the infosec community. For Micah it took him a while to get involved. He jumped right into the deep end by going to DEFCON. Several years later he decided to get more involved in the community and quickly discovered several of the benefits from doing that. I had a similar experience, attending DEFCON in the early 2000s. I wouldn't attend another security conference until 10 years later.

There are a lot of benefits to getting involved in the infosec community. You get to contribute and make the community a little better. You get to meet some awesome people. You will have more job opportunities open up. Community engagement shows initiative and allows you to meet people looking to fill roles.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to meet people
  • What are some of things to watch out for in the community
  • Other resources available for getting invovled

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How to join the infosec community - part 1

In this inclusive episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Micah Hoffman, a certified SANS instructor, joins me to discuss how to join the infosec community.

Micah (@WebBreacher) gave a talk at BSides DC last year on joining the infosec community. For Micah it took him a while to get involved. He jumped right into the deep end by going to DEFCON. Several years later he decided to get more involved in the community and quickly discovered several of the benefits from doing that. I had a similar experience, attending DEFCON in the early 2000s. I wouldn't attend another security conference until 10 years later.

There are a lot of benefits to getting involved in the infosec community. You get to contribute and make the community a little better. You get to meet some awesome people. You will have more job opportunities open up. Community engagement shows initiative and allows you to meet people looking to fill roles.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Micah got into the community
  • What is the infosec community?
  • Why it's important to get involved
  • Where can someone get involved?

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