Conan Beach

Conan has more than twenty years of federal law enforcement experience. He spent the last decade conducting criminal investigations of cyber enabled crimes. These investigations involved sim swapping, the darkweb, cryptocurrency, network intrusions, ransomware, business email compromise (BEC), digital forensics, and fraud. He is a sought-after instructor and speaker who has taught Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT), complex law enforcement investigations, online undercover, darkweb, and cryptocurrency classes. He is passionate about educating and mentoring investigators on all things cyber so they can learn to leverage the extensive sources of intelligence the internet provides.  

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Due to his experience in these fields, Conan has recently been asked to co-author the SANS FOR589 Cybercrime Intelligence course covering dark web threat hunting, blockchain forensics & intelligence operations.  


Conan is certified as a Network Intrusion First Responder (NIFR) and holds several SANS / GIAC certifications. He previously worked in the intelligence field covering Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and source operations. He also spent more than a decade with two different federal tactical teams as a medic and a FAA Part 107 licensed Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) / drone pilot. 


In his spare time, Conan enjoys spending too much time and money chasing birdies on the golf course, mountain biking, fútbol, and anything outdoors. 


Relevant Qualifications: 

10-year veteran of information security 

Prolific speaker & instructor on many cybercrime and financial fraud topics 

Co-author of the new FOR589: Cybercrime Intelligence 

IntelTechniques Certified Open-Source Intelligence Professional (OSIP) Jan 2023 

FOR500: Windows Forensics Analysis - GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) Sep 2022 

SANS DFIR NetWars Tournament Lethal Forensicator Coin Holder May 2022 

SANS FOR500 Windows Forensics Analysis Coin Holder May 2022 

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (3CI) Dec 2021 

NW3C Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner (CECFE) Dec 2021 

OSINT Combine Academy Advanced Open-Source Intelligence Course Dec 2021 

SEC560: Network and Ethical Hacking - GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) Dec 2021 

SEC504: Hacker Tools and Incident Handling - GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) Feb 2021 

CipherTrace Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner (CTCE) May 2020 

SEC401: Security Essentials - GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) May 2020 

Chainalysis Reactor Certification for Cryptocurrency Tracing (CRC) May 2020 

Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) and Physical Analyst (CCPA) June 2016 

National Collaboration Couse (NCC) at Willow Grove June 2014