OSINT & Social Engineering – Joe Gray – PSW #706
Joe will discuss his upcoming Book, "Practical Social Engineering" in addition to OSINT. He is primarily passionate about OSINT and adjacent forms of Intelligence, but will need to discuss some social engineering (conducting it or defenses). He will also mention the Trace Labs OSINT Search Party competitions (he won his 2nd one last weekend at DEFCON).
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Joe Gray, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) and was awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. By day, Joe is a Senior Investigator at SpyCloud in addition to being the Founder and Principal Instructor at The OSINTion.
As a member of the Password Inspection Agency, Joe has consistently performed well in Capture the Flag events, specifically those involving OSINT. Examples include 2nd Place in the HackFest Quebec Missing Persons CTF and Winning the TraceLabs OSINT Search Party during DEFCON 28 and DEFCON 29. Independently, Joe placed 4th in the DerbyCon OSINT CTF and 3rd in the National Child Protection Task Force Missing Persons CTF.
Joe has contributed material for a variety of platforms such as Forbes and Dark Reading in addition to his platforms. Joe has authored the OSINT tools DECEPTICON Bot and WikiLeaker in addition to the forthcoming book, Practical Social Engineering, due in late 2021 via NoStarch Press.