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The Australian OSINT Symposium is a conference for government groups, corporations & the public to come together and collaborate on open source intelligence techniques & share experiences to foster greater efficiencies and effectiveness within Australian & global organizations

Day 1

Closed-door sessions specific for law enforcement, government agencies & military around the world

Access to this day of sessions will be made available only to registrants who can identify through a work email address

Session 1

An international leader in missing persons & counter-human trafficking with share insights on synthesizing open and closed information to support missing person recovery throughout the US and abroad

Session 2

A prominent OSINT specialist will showcase investigative techniques for monitoring and tracking Salafi-jihadist and right-wing extremists on niche social media platforms. Case studies will serve as examples to illustrate the utility of these techniques. This session is aimed at LE and security professionals countering terrorism online

Session 3

A former United Nations investigator discusses their experience with the application of OSINT to internationally mandated human rights investigations, analysing the challenges, risks and benefits experienced in conflict monitoring and reporting

Session 4

A leading agency will provide insights on how OSINT plays an important role in situational awareness to decision-makers during national environmental emergencies such as the recent Australian bush fires

Session 5

Violent extremism in youth circles is a challenging & complex problem that is often at the core of enduring conflict zones. A leading analyst will share insights on CVE programs for youths & the challenges in tackling this problem

Session 6

Operational specialists will discuss how OSINT can be used in partnered operations for counter-terrorism & counter-insurgency & the synergies of partnering on information flow using OSINT

 

Session 7

Lead trainers for a prominent law enforcement agency in Australia will detail the challenges & opportunities with developing internal OSINT training programs for staff

Session 8

An experienced cyber expert will share some valuable insights on how to fuse OSINT from the human & cyber perspective to counter large scale attacks within corporations & how this can be used to enable threat intelligence platforms for greater private-public partnerships

Day 2

Open-door sessions by industry professionals to discuss OSINT within the corporate sector & foster greater public-private partnerships in Australia

Tamara Martin
(AGL)

Tamara will share important insights into how OSINT can be used as part of a security resilience program & the nexus between digital & physical operating requirements

Max Pemberton (PSG)

Max will explore how cyber reconnaissance as part of corporate due-diligence requires a robust OSINT plan that incorporates the human element to identify real vulnerabilities in organisations

Tara Dharnikota (Telstra)

Tara is responsible for running the open-source intelligence program at one Australias most important organisations for communications viability. She will detail the challenges and opportunities for structuring OSINT teams within large organisations for enduring success, & manage activities so staff are protected

Chris Poulter (OSINT Combine)

Chris will discuss how to balance the development of OSINT subject matter experts within organisations using manual techniques vs the requirements for scale & efficiencies using tooling. He will demonstrate a simple cost-benefit analysis approach when evaluating platforms for organisations

Elise Thomas & Nathan Ruser (ASPI)

Elise Thomas and Nathan Ruser from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute will present on how mixed methods OSINT investigations can support public-facing research, including digital forensics, geolocation and use of GIS

Micah Hoffman (Spotlight Infosec)

Micah 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 to your personal safety through online exposure & how to protect yourself & your family

 

Todd Harland

A leading AML specialist throughout the world will share insights on how OSINT has been used to investigate the illegal wildlife trade & focus on counter-poaching of elephants & rhinos

 
 

Day 3

Open-door sessions by industry professionals to discuss OSINT within the corporate sector & foster greater public-private partnerships in Australia

Benjamin Strick
(BBC)

This session will showcase some of the skills and practices in the geolocation and chronolocation of an image or video in open source investigations with case-studies from military conflicts, missing persons, child abuse victims, and crimes against humanity. It will be delivered by Ben Strick, a BBC investigator, and Bellingcat contributor

Julia Robson (Online Investigations)

Julia will share insights & experiences from a case-study involving website & domain attribution to identify the true owner behind a website who had spent years successfully evading law enforcement & multiple victims

Joe Gray (OSINTion)

Joe has been developing new techniques in the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Machine Learning (ML) for OSINT. In this talk, Joe will reveal methods & new tools that can be used to understand disinformation & deception whilst enhancing OPSEC for users in maintaining sock puppets as part of OSINT

Linda Cavanagh (AustCyber)

Linda will detail the value of crowdsourcing OSINT to support missing person cases. Through experiences from the Australian Hackathon for Missing Persons, Linda has a deep insight into how this can benefit real people, families & support law enforcement with generating leads

Julie Clegg (Human-i Intelligence Services)

From the computer screen to the television screen, Julie has crafted her life’s work around investigation, profiling, and technology, combining her knowledge of cyber-psychology with two decades of online investigations experience to bring to light those that hide in the digital shadows and cause disruption, distress or terror. Julie will share details of recent casework where OSINT has played a pivotal role when operating in an all-source environment

Steven Harris (nixintel)

Steve is an experienced Detective specializing in cybercrime investigation, open-source intelligence, and information security. He investigates serious and complex cybercrimes and uses OSINT to detect criminality and identify emerging cyber threats. Steve will will share valuable knowledge on how to use the information within an image to geolocate it to support cases involving child abuse victims & other OSINT methods for attribution

Julie Clegg (Human-i Intelligence Services)

From the computer screen to the television screen, Julie has crafted her life’s work around investigation, profiling, and technology, combining her knowledge of cyber-psychology with two decades of online investigations experience to bring to light those that hide in the digital shadows and cause disruption, distress or terror. Julie will share details of recent casework where OSINT has played a pivotal role when operating in an all-source environment

Steven Harris (nixintel)

Steve is an experienced Detective specializing in cybercrime investigation, open-source intelligence, and information security. He investigates serious and complex cybercrimes and uses OSINT to detect criminality and identify emerging cyber threats. Steve will will share valuable knowledge on how to use the information within an image to geolocate it to support cases involving child abuse victims & other OSINT methods for attribution

Day 4

Formal Training Sessions delivered by OSINT Combine

This day will be available for those who purchase a Day 4 pass on registration

Area of Interest Monitoring & Assessments

This session will explore effective methodologies for geofencing social media activity look at how that can support your operations. We'll explore methodology, limitations & how to geofence across multiple social media platforms for real-time situational awareness

Regional Assessments

This session will explore how to conduct regional & country assessments as part of risk profiling & analysis. We will deep dive into various information sources & search techniques to identify new sources of information so analysts remain adaptive to the task

Corporate Profiling

This session will focus on a methodology for conducting corporate profiling as part of due-diligence processes. We will explore use-cases from current situations relating to corporations selling COVID-19 PPE & the importance of due-diligence to manage risk

Dark Web Investigations

This session will introduce participants to the Dark Web, provide an understanding of the attribution risks associated & learn how to find various marketplaces as part of your investigations

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