Day 1

Tuesday
13th September 2022

9:00am - 4:30pm AEST

Closed-door series of sessions by and for Law Enforcement, Military and Federal agencies to discuss operational lessons learnt, OSINT tradecraft and emerging trends.

In person and virtual 

OSINT Support to Major Events – How the NZ Police OSINT Team collection supported the response to Wellington’s parliament grounds occupation

More sessions to come!

Proliferation of Online CBR Threats. A Deep and Dark Web OSINT Investigation.

Using OSINT to deanonymize dark web child sex offenders

Indicators & warnings through technical OSINT

9:00 - 9:03am

Welcome and Opening Address

9:03 - 9:45am

OSINT Support to Significant Events – How the OSINT supported staff on-the-ground and in head office during New Zealand’s Convoy protests

Presenter: Peter Tyson


The Police OSINT Team provided important intelligence before, during, and after the New Zealand convoy protest and parliament grounds occupation. We worked with other open source capable staff from around New Zealand to track the groups converging on Wellington, and then during the occupation we provided timely and valuable intelligence on the plans and movements of protesters.  OSINT contributed intelligence that helped the deployed staff respond firmly and tactfully to an event which challenged Police at all levels.

10:25 - 10:45am

Morning Tea Break

10:45 - 11:25am

Session to be confirmed

11:25am - 12:05pm

Session to be confirmed

12:05 - 12:45pm

Session to be confirmed

12:45 - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:10pm

Session

2:10 - 2:50pm

Session

2:50 - 3:30pm

Indicators & warnings through technical OSINT

Presenter: Chris Poulter

This talk will explore how technical OSINT sources can support indicators & warnings of pending operational and tactical actions in complex contemporary conflict zones.

3:30 - 4:00pm

Wrap up

Day 2

Wednesday
14th September 2022


Symposium
9:00am - 4:00pm AEST
Networking event
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Open-door series of sessions by industry professionals to discuss OSINT, share valuable knowledge and foster greater public-private partnerships in Australia.  Networking sessions with drinks to end the day.

In person and virtual 

Using OSINT to Counter Foreign Interference

Protecting your Online Footprint

More session to come!

Geojournalism: How to Use Satellite Imagery to Verify Information and Uncover New Investigations

Future pathways for Open-Source Intelligence in government

Protecting your Online Footprint

The Devil Is In The Data: Sports betting investigations through the prism of open-source intelligence

9:00 - 9:03am

Welcome and Opening Address

9:03 - 9:45am

Using OSINT to Counter Foreign Interference

Presenter: Ben Cornish

Session abstract coming soon

10:25 - 10:45am

Morning Tea Break

10:45 - 11:25am

Future pathways for Open-Source Intelligence in government

Presenter: Adam Calver

 

Open-source intelligence collection is a relatively new capability within most of New Zealand’s governmental agencies. As a small nation, with an even smaller intelligence community, how do we best create a collective operating environment with the intent to promote professional excellence?

 

Adam, Principal Open-Source Analyst at the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, will discuss future pathways for open-source tradecraft and training in government; the recently launched open-source hub ‘Te Whakaara’ that is working to evolve New Zealand’s OSINT environment, with an emphasis on the practitioner; and the potential success that comes from outsourcing training to an external service provider.

12:05 - 12:45pm

The Devil Is In The Data: Sports betting investigations through the prism of open-source intelligence

Presenter: Jack Kerr

 

The explosive growth of online gambling in recent years has been mirrored by a huge increase in match fixing, with one in every 200 games now believed to be fixed. Money launderers have also welcomed this new way of betting, and both these problems are exacerbated by the illegal status of the majority of gambling websites.

 

The fuel that feeds these sites is live sports data, and in this presentation, I will show how I used computer-assisted OSINT techniques in my latest cross-border investigation. By tracking flows of data around the globe, we not only mapped out the scale of the European football betting market but also showed that the companies producing and selling this live data are the same ones entrusted by sports to protect them from match-fixers.

12:45 - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:10pm

Session

2:10 - 2:50pm

Session

2:50 - 3:30pm

Geojournalism: How to Use Satellite Imagery to Verify Information and Uncover New Investigations

Presenter:
Ben Strick

 

This presentation takes journalists and analysts through practical case studies from Russia/Ukraine, South East Asia and Africa to show the basics of satellite imagery, geographical data, and using imagery in storytelling to verify information and make new findings. 

 

The main fields attendees will learn in this session is: how do image-based investigations look in a story, what data is available and how can we actually use satellite imagery and geospatial information to boost our investigative and research capacity. 

3:30 - 4:00pm

Wrap up

4:00 - 7:00pm

Networking Drinks 

Day 3

Wednesday
15th September 2022

Virtual Only

Investigating Corporate Structures and Website OSINT

 

During the first part of our Training Day,  we will explain the different databases in which we can leverage information and begin to understand the structure and key people within corporations and businesses. We will then dive further to get a deeper understanding behind the scenes by conducting a website investigation (DNS, IPs, technology builds, domain enumeration and documents) as well as looking at the browser developer tools and webpage source code to locate hidden information of value.

Dark Web

Investigations

 

 

During the second part of our Training Day, we will explore the Dark Web.  Dark Web is defined as the part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible via special software such as The Onion Router (Tor), allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable. There is a widespread misunderstanding of how the Dark Web works and how it can be investigated or researched, so this training is designed to increase participant knowledge on how it works, who uses it, how it can be investigated and monitored, as well as the risks involved.

Our Trainers

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Chris Poulter

CEO and Founder - OSINT Combine

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Jacob Hunter

Head of Training - OSINT Combine