SANS OSINT Summit 2022 is open to the community. Don’t miss out, register now for FREE!

Summit: April 7, 2022 | Co-Chairs: Micah Hoffman & Nico Dekens  | Summit CPE Credits: 6

Connect the dots with OSINT

The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Summit will bring together OSINT practitioners, investigators, and enthusiasts alike to share their OSINT techniques and tools. As an attendee, you will learn current, real-world methods from others in the OSINT community who collect information across the Internet, analyze the results, and utilize key data to reach their objectives.


The OSINT Summit will explore the following topics:

  • Capturing, recording, and harvesting open source information
  • Exploring the varied applications of OSINT in industry/the community
  • Accessing and collecting data from social media
  • Using tools and automated processes to accelerate OSINT collection or filtering of data
  • Ethical issues concerning OSINT collection and analysis
  • OSINT case studies of investigations you performed (sanitized, of course)
  • OSINT and its relationship with other forms of research, investigations and intelligence work


A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Networking Experience

In addition to the whole day of focused Summit content, this Live Online event offers exclusive access to connect with others in the OSINT community, leading experts and investigators, and some of the SANS instructors and authors you have taken courses from. In addition to in-depth presentations and panels, you will also be invited to join the conference chat workspace which is a place to engage with attendees and speakers, to ask your questions, and to share your knowledge. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a SANS Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us.


The OSINT Summit 2022 Call for Presentations is open until Monday, January 31. If you are interested in presenting, we’d be delighted to consider your OSINT-focused proposal with use cases and communicable lessons. For more information about submitting a talk proposal, please visit our Call for Presentations page.

To get a taste of the type of dynamic presentations and speakers you’ll see at OSINT Summit 2022 check out these talks from the 2021 Summit here.

What Attendees Said About Their OSINT Summit Experience

As someone new to the OSINT world, the Summit and presentations sparked new curiosity and a passion to learn more and dig deeper into the tools and techniques used every day.
Carlie Addicks
- Booz Allen Hamilton
The Summit covered many topics and areas of OSINT. It was helpful having different people who use OSINT in different ways. It helps you to thik of possible ways to utilize it.
Brady Martin
- Security Risk Advisors
The connections you make are valuable.
Kenneth Hensley
- CME Group
The Summit exposed me to new techniques for research and brought to my attention information sources I was not aware of before. The talks were engaging and well-prepared.
Jordan Bell
- Recorded Future
I learned things at this Summit I can use both personally and when working for my company.
Johnny Thomas
- Jacobs Engineering Group

    Expand Your Expertise with SANS Training

    Many attending the Summit are choosing to take a deep dive with a SANS course. Choose from a number of hands-on, immersive courses to help you expand your information security expertise. SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. They will provide you with the guidance and skills you need to protect your organization and advance your career.

    Important Dates

    Refund Date
    March 23, 2022