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OSINT field stories and future considerations 🇬🇧

Time: 15:30 > 16:30
Location: Zone 3 - OSINT Village - Louis Armand conference stage

As we navigate through the rapidly altering landscape of Open-Source Intelligence, Nico will try to sharpen your focus on the contemporary and upcoming trends, making a deep dive into the potential that OSINT harbors. But, it’s not just about the sunny side. With every stride forward, there come challenges waiting to be addressed. Through a series of real-world case studies, Nico aims to not only exhibit the formidable power of OSINT in this digital age but also to candidly discuss the hurdles lying in our path. His discourse aims to not only elucidate the capabilities of OSINT but to also foster a dialogue on the solutions to the impending challenges.

Nico Dekens - Dutch_Osintguy

Nico “Dutch_Osintguy” Dekens is an All Source Analyst specializing in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Online Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Online investigations.

He is an international lecturer at Fortune 500 companies and governments. He has over 25 years experience as an (all source) Intelligence Analyst. He analyzed murder cases, international narcotics cases, stolen art cases, gang violence cases, political disturbance cases, online jihadist groups & conducted several online, covert, virtual HUMINT investigations.

Nico has worked as Senior Project Manager at Bellingcat, an international independent investigative research collective.

He is a Sans Institute Certified instructor & author of the SANS SEC587 Advanced Open-Source Intelligence Gathering & Analysis course

Currently Nico is working as Director of Intelligence & Collection Innovation at ShadowDragon.


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