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Workshop: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) – Joe Gray

October 19, 2023 @ 12:30 pm 1:50 pm MDT

Prepare to embark on a journey led by Joe into the captivating realm of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) with a subtle nod to the enigmatic allure of the X-Files. This workshop will delve into Joe’s meticulously crafted and unconventional techniques for unearthing hidden facets of individuals’ lives.

We’ll commence with a concise introduction to OSINT, delving into its foundational principles and the art of analytical thinking. As we transition into the core of the workshop, Joe will navigate a series of live demonstrations. These demonstrations, all conducted within the confines of a web browser, will not only yield powerful results but also showcase techniques gleaned from platforms often frequented by privacy-conscious individuals.

Throughout our journey, you may find subtle echoes of the X-Files spirit, as we navigate the web’s shadows in pursuit of elusive information. Whether you’re an experienced investigator seeking to refresh your skills or an aspiring enthusiast looking to cultivate your investigative prowess, this workshop promises to leave you better equipped to navigate the intricacies of OSINT, all while paying subtle homage to the mysteries that continue to captivate us in the world of the X-Files.


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.