Past OSMOSIS Events

OSMOSIS 2023 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Conference Emcee – Sofia Salazar

Keynote Speaker – Carmen Medina

Ritu Gill – Lesser Known Platforms for OSINT Investigations

Vincent Cook – Create a Custom Detection and Alerting OSINT Platform for $60

Dr. Darren Hayes – OSINT for Counter-Proliferation Investigations

Mason Wilder – Deepfakes and Generative AI: An Increasing Threat with Wide-Ranging Implications

Chris Poulter – OSINT Capability Development – More with Less

Dallas Knight – Understanding & Addressing Key Challenges in the Investigative Workflow

Jon Scherr – Avoiding Data Sourcing Pitfalls

David Wells – Live or Die by Your Keywords

John McCary – Using ChatGPT to Build an OSINT Dashboard

Cynthia Hetherington – Pivoting with OSINT

Pre-Conference Workshop | Tony Daly – OSINT 101: Best Practices

Pre-Conference Workshop | Amber Schroader – Expectations of Data: OSINT & Digital Forensics

Pre-Conference Workshop | Rachel Kronenfeld – Uncovering the User Behind the Username

4th Annual Open Source Award Winners

Open Source Intelligence Champion of the Year | Nico Dekens

Open Source Rising Star of the Year | Brandon LaVan

Open Source Diversity Trailblazer of the Year | Michal Block

Open Source Legacy Intelligence Officer of the Year | Michael Bazzell

Open Source Technology Innovation of the Year | Skopenow Link Analysis

Open Source Non-Profit of the Year | Skull Games

OSMOSIS 2022 - Tampa, Florida

Conference Emcee: Megan Munoz

Keynote Speaker – Jason Denno – Conflict Within the Information Environment

Peter Warmka – Deep Fakes And Artificial Intelligence Threats

Rachel Kronenfeld – Social Media: Identifying Unknown Users

Kara Galles – Foreign Searching Practices: How to Find Information in a Language and Place Far Away

Mariel Klosterman – Cardinal Control: Utilizing Sock Puppets for Investigations

Buddy Jericho – OSINT & Counter Sex Trafficking – An Introduction To Skull Games | Expert OSINT Panel

Arno Reuser – Arno’s OSINT Methodology

Billy Rodgers – Web 3.0 Read, Write, Trust?

Chris Poulter – Dark Web – The Other Side | Expert OSINT Panel

Amber Schroader – The Digital Data & Social Media of Digital Gaming | Expert OSINT Panel

Mike Raggo & Chet Hosmer – Rock Layers of OSINT Data Analysis

Elisabeth Hanolen – Expert OSINT Panel

William Mechler – OSINT Academy | Expert OSINT Panel

Pre-Conference Session – Megan Munoz – OSINT Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Pre-Conference Session – Arno Reuser – Requirement Analysis and Problem Deconstruction

3rd Annual Open Source Award Winners

Open Source Intelligence Champion of the Year | Jill Everitt

Open Source Rising Star of the Year | Crystal Nawaz

Open Source Diversity Trailblazer of the Year | Tracy Maleeff

Open Source Legacy Intelligence Officer of the Year | Patricia Guitard

Open Source Technology Innovation of the Year | PimEyes

Open Source Non-Profit of the Year | Endangered Species Protection Agency

OSMOSIS 2021 - San Diego, California

Emcee: Kirby Plessas

Keynote Speaker, Fred Burton — The Evolution of Protective Intelligence

Rob Douglas — Using Marketplaces for Valuable OSINT Data

Arno Reuser — OSINT: Requirement Analysis and Problem Deconstruction – Principles and Techniques

Paul Raffle & Sofia Salazar — OSINT for Real-Time Intelligence Gathering

Keven Hendricks — Creating Digital Ghosts and Synthetic Identities

Jennifer Mackovjak & Andrew Keith — You Have An Investigation To Conduct, But Can Only Use The Library

Arica Kulm — Identifying Host-Based Artifacts In Dark Web Investigations

Efren Torres — From OSINF to OSINT: Foundations of Intelligence Writing

Buddy Jericho — Digital Disinformation

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky & Cynthia Hetherington — Introduction to OSINT Academy

2nd Annual Open Source Award Winners

Open Source Intelligence Champion of the Year | Benjamin Strick

Open Source Rising Star of the Year | Mariel Klosterman

Open Source Technology Innovation of the Year |

Open Source Non-Profit of the Year | Network Contagion Research Institute

OSMOSIS 2020 – Virtual Globalcast

Emcee: Kirby Plessas

Brian Pate – Identifying Common Rogue Marketplaces on the Surface Web

Hendrik van der Meulen – Countering Risks with Open-Source Intelligence Analysis

Nicholas Finnberg – Combining Dark Web Data and Open Source Intelligence

Micah Hoffman – Revealing the Hidden Surface Web, Beyond Googling it

Cynthia Hetherington & Amber Schroader – Information Exposed: Opting Out & Managing the World of Connected Devices

John Pizzuro – Social Engineering

Daniel Clemens – Methodologies for Due Diligence

Chet Hosmer – Python OSINT Collection from Geographic Hot Spots – Live While They Happen

Chris Poulter – Using Social Engagement Metrics for Robust Link Analysis

OSMOSIS 2019 – Orlando, Florida

Emcee: Allan Bachman

David Benford – Hostile Profiling: Security Vulnerabilities from Open Sources

Chris Brenner – Open-Source Geolocation: Without Metadata

Cynthia Hetherington – Practical OSINT: Protecting Yourself Online

Joshua Hopping – Website Investigations in a Post-GDPR World

Andrew Lewman – Investigating Darknets

Rory McMahon – Conducting Asset Searches

Kirby Plessas – OSINT for Cryptocurrency Attribution

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky – CybHER Security Institute (Women in Cyber Security)

Michael Schidlow – Counterfeit Goods: Money Laundering in Plain Sight

Amber Schroader – Smartphone Investigations

Steve Wiideman – Advanced Search & Monitor Techniques

OSMOSIS 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Emcee: Allan Bachman

Brian Allen – Enterprise Security Risk Management: Using Risk Principles to Define Your Role and Guide a Proper Output

Angela Aufmuth – Following the Digital Footprints: NCMEC’s Use of OSINT in Child Sex Trafficking Cases

Don Colcolough – Anonymization and De-Anonymization – Proactive OSINT Tools and Techniques

Andrew Fordred – Dirty Business: Exposing Them With A Little Help From Some Friends

Cynthia Hetherington & Cynthia Navarro – Practical OSINT: Protecting Yourself Online

Eric Huber – Virtual Currency Investigations

Andrew Lewman – Introduction to Darknets

Kirby Plessas – Charting a Dark Web Investigation – Mapping Out the Darkness

Anthony Reyes – OSINT Forensics

Andrew Rudd – Open Social Intelligence and Cyber-Related Information in Anti-Money Laundering Investigations

Amber Schroader – IoT Devices Untapped Digital Intelligence

OSMOSIS 2017 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jeff Bedser – Something Dark: Peering Into The Dark Web

Mike Dores – Public Records for Skiptracing & Asset Location

Cynthia Hetherington – On the Lighter Side: Ethics in Open Source Investigations

Josh Huff – OSINT Techniques for Social Media Investigations

Johnny Long – What is the Hacking Community?

Chad Los Schumacher – Beyond Whois: Connecting the Digital Dots

Kirby Plessas- Advanced Methodology for Website Link Analysis

Paul Raffile – OSINT in Corporate Security

Amber Schroader – Smartphone Data & Using it in Your Investigation

Emmanuelle Welch – Hacking the Meet-up and Hook-up Apps

OSMOSIS 2016 – Anaheim, California

Michael Bazzell – New OSINT Strategies, Thinking Outside the Box

Jeff Neithercutt – Tactical Hacking and Social Media

Marcy Phelps – Online Sources and Strategies for Due Diligence Investigations

Eli Rosenblatt – Beyond the Big Four, Digging Deeper into New and Emerging Social Networks

Ethan Wall – Social Media and the Law

OSMOSIS 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Michael Bazzell – Covert Searching on Social Media

Jeff Bedser – New Tech Tools in Social Media

Nicole Bocra – Asset Investigations and Social Media

Cynthia Hetherington – Who’s afraid of the Dark Web?

Michele Stuart – Cellular Open Sources as a Tool for Investigators

David Toddington – International Social Media Investigation

Ethan Wall – Social Media and the Law

Steve Wiideman – Information Weapons Managing Online Reputation in Search Engine Results