The Battle for OSINT – Are you Team GUI or Team Command Line?

The Battle for OSINT – Are you Team GUI or Team Command Line?
BSides Charm (Baltimore) April 29, 2017
Presenters: Tracy Z. Maleeff and Joe Gray

PDF of the presentation slides:
The Battle for OSINT – BSides Charm Presentation – 29 April 2017
(check back for updates to get the Github link to Joe’s Python scripts)

View the video recording here!

There’s more than one way to hack open-source intelligence. In this session, the presenters will demonstrate different ways to acquire information online. Tips and tricks to getting information through point and click will be compared and contrasted with the results of API scraping and coding Python scripts. After all that data is obtained, what do you do with it? The presenters will then discuss the multitude of applications for the data gained as well as the optimal ways to analyze and interpret it. You’ll come away from this session with a better understanding of how to get data from a variety of sources and utilizing different methods of retrieval.

Tracy Z. Maleeff, @InfoSecSherpa, is an independent information professional providing research and social media consulting, with a focus on information security. She is a frequent presenter about best practices of data mining from social media, professional networking, and introduction to information security topics. Tracy has 15 years of experience as a librarian in academia, corporate, and law firm industries and earned a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Principal of Sherpa Intelligence LLC – your guide up a mountain of information.

Joe Gray (@C_3PJoe ) joined the U.S. Navy directly out of High School and served for 7 years as a Submarine Navigation Electronics Technician. Joe is an Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword and Shield Enterprise Security in Knoxville, TN. Joe also maintains his own blog and podcast called Advanced Persistent Security. He is also in the SANS Instructor Development pipeline, teaching SANS Security 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling. In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading news relevant to information security, blogging, bass fishing, and flying his drone.