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SANS@Mic - OSINT Geolocation Techniques and How to Prevent Them

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM PST (2020-09-24 02:30:00 UTC)
  • Micah Hoffman

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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysts regularly geolocate people and objects and may monitor activities in certain regions of the world using geotagged social media. Come join Micah Hoffman as he will provide an in-depth look at how OSINT can be used to track your movements from online to the physical world, provide important lessons on the risks through online exposure, and how to protect yourself and your family by reducing your online geo-footprint.

Speaker Bio

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.

Over the years, Micah has conducted cyber-related tasks like penetration testing, OSINT investigations, APT hunting, and risk assessments for government, internal, and commercial customers. Micah's SANS coursework, cybersecurity expertise, and inherent love of teaching eventually pulled him toward an instructional role, and he's been a SANS Certified Instructor since 2013. He's the author of the SANS course SEC487: Open Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, and also teaches both SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers.

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