Micah Hoffman

Micah Hoffman has been active in the information technology field since 1998, working with federal government, commercial, and internal customers to discover and quantify cybersecurity weaknesses within their organizations. As a highly active member of the cybersecurity and OSINT communities, Micah uses his real-world Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), penetration testing, and incident response experience to provide customized solutions to his customers and comprehensive instruction to his students.

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Micah Hoffman is the Principal Investigator and owner of Spotlight Infosec (https://spotinfo.co) and has been working in the OSINT and cyber fields for decades. As a leader in the open-source intelligence world and the current President of The OSINT Curious Project non-profit (https://osintcurio.us), Micah creates free open-source tools, writes blog posts, and runs OSINT-focused live streams. His passions are learning, sharing OSINT tactics and techniques, and giving back to the communities he helped to create and strengthen.

Micah has enthralled audiences across the globe through his custom talks that mix his broad technical and applied knowledge with stories, anecdotes, and humor to create environments for learning, exploration, and change. With a solid background in OSINT, cyber security, information technology, and psychology, Micah's classes focus on learning the OSINT skills and tools today's OSINT investigators need to accomplish their goals.

Watch Micah's webcast on "OSINT for Pentesters: Finding Targets and Enumerating Systems"



  • Author of WhatsMyName - an OSINT/recon tool for user name enumeration. JSON file that is used in Spiderfoot and Recon-ng modules.
  • Co-Author of untappdScraper - OSINT tool for scraping data from the untappd.com social media site.