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The Truth is Out There: Unveiling Secrets with Open Source Intelligence – Joe Gray

October 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am 9:50 am MDT

Presented by: Joe Gray

In an era where information is becoming the world’s most valuable commodity, understanding how to access, analyze, and apply this resource effectively is critical. This talk, “The Truth is Out There: Unveiling Secrets with Open Source Intelligence,” will demystify the world of OSINT and explore its role in today’s digitally driven society.Much like the iconic television series “The X-Files,” the sphere of Open Source Intelligence is filled with intrigue, suspense, and a relentless pursuit of truth. This talk will guide participants through the shadowy digital world, revealing how OSINT techniques enable us to expose hidden information, connect the dots, and discern the truth behind the often bewildering data cloud.

We’ll delve into real-life examples of how OSINT has shaped global events, influenced decision-making, and helped unmask truths that were thought to be veiled. From the uncovering of clandestine operations to the exposure of global misinformation campaigns, OSINT operates at the crossroads of investigative journalism, cybersecurity, and data analytics.Along the way, we’ll decode some of the fundamental tools and techniques used in OSINT and provide insights on how to ethically and effectively gather and analyze open-source data. Whether you’re an information professional, a digital detective, or a truth seeker, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of openly available data and navigate the frontiers of this rapidly evolving field.Just as Fox Mulder aka Joe Gray’s quest was to find the truth hidden by layers of conspiracy, our objective is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to seek out your own truths in the vast digital universe.

Remember, “The truth is out there,” and with the power of Open Source Intelligence, it’s more accessible than you might think. Join us on this thrilling exploration of OSINT.


1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732 United States
(605) 559-0386
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Joe Gray

Joe Gray is an exemplary veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force and a highly esteemed expert in social engineering and OSINT. He is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF), and in recognition of his accomplishments, was awarded the highly prestigious DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe is the Founder and Principal Instructor at The OSINTion and is a member of the elite Password Inspection Agency. Joe has proved his proficiency in Capture the Flag events on numerous occasions, having placed 2nd in the HackFest Quebec Missing Persons CTF and Winning the TraceLabs OSINT Search Party during DEFCON 28 (as a member of The Password Inspection Agency), DEFCON 29 (as a member of The Federal Bureau of OH-SHINT), and DEFCON 30 (as a member of The Eff Ess Bees). Independently, Joe placed 4th in the DerbyCon OSINT CTF and 3rd in the National Child Protection Task Force Missing Persons CTF. Joe is also well-known as a thought leader in the field, having authored the OSINT tools DECEPTICON Bot and WikiLeaker, and written the book, Practical Social Engineering, published by NoStarch Press. His work has been featured in well-known publications such as Forbes and Dark Reading. He is also an active contributor to various platforms.