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Cynthia Hetherington

Hiding While Watching: Managed Attribution for Everyone Working with care, learn to keep your footprint at a minimum while you cyber surveil, check in on or research sensitive targets. The OSINT’er approach to managing security must be tightened down, but not overthought.

Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a cyber investigations consulting, publishing, and training firm. With over two decades of expertise, Ms. Hetherington is a leader in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. She is the author of three books on conducting cyber investigations and annually trains over 7,200 investigators, security professionals, military intelligence professionals, and federal agencies on best practices. She shares her expertise in this increasingly data-intensive, cyber focused-world through timely publications, an online blog, and by hosting the annual OSMOSIS Conference.

Ms. Hetherington was awarded the prestigious Women in IT New York’s 2022 Security Leader of the Year. In 2021, Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence honored Ms. Hetherington with the Protective Intelligence Pioneer Award. In 2019, she was honored with the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award by Enterprising Women Magazine and the CybHER Warrior Award by Dakota State University Madison Cyber Labs. Also in 2019, she was shortlisted for the coveted Women in IT New York’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and named a finalist in the esteemed Ernst & Young LLP New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Ms. Hetherington is a recipient of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ James Baker Speaker of the Year Award.

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