Intro to OSINT (with Justin Seitz)

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Intro to OSINT (with Justin Seitz)

Intro to OSINT (with Justin Seitz)

Advanced Persistent Security Podcast

Episode 17

Guest: Justin Seitz

September 06, 2016

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Intro to OSINT (with Justin Seitz) Show Notes

Part 1

We introduce Justin and discuss his background. There is a quick discussion about the US Election Database hacks in Arizona and Illinois. Next, we discuss the message that is being sent, motives, outcomes, and whether the election databases are critical infrastructure. We discuss how these attacks could impact the election in November.

Part 2

Justin defines OSINT and provides some real world examples of the applications of OSINT. He talks about the role social media plays in OSINT and how OSINT is used to stop terrorists. He provides an alternative perspective of OSINT and the relationship that is has/does not have with Big Data. We talk about his blog posts dealing with OSINT gathering on the Dark Web using Python and Onion Scan. We talk about correlating SSH keys using Shodan.

Part 3

We discuss image recognition using OSINT. I joke that Saskatchewan will become Canada’s NSA. Justin talks about using image recognition to find ISIS and terrorists via finding the ISIS flag and guns/firearms. Justin identified gang members in Detroit using their hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and discusses police using OSINT to apprehend them.

OSINT Tools and Websites Mentioned

Sarah Jamie Lewis’ Site
Sarah Jamie Lewis’ GitHub
Countermeasure Con
Onion Scan

Intro to OSINT (with Justin Seitz)
Justin Seitz

About Justin

A respected cyber security expert who has trained and consulted with Fortune 500s, law enforcement agencies, and governments around the world. Author of two Python books that were translated into 7 languages, Justin has helped to teach tens of thousands of people how to write code to automate computer hacking and OSINT tasks. In October 2014, Justin presented a unique method for tracking ISIS supporters on Twitter and Justin hopes he can share some OSINT secrets with you too.

Contacting Justin:

Twitter: @jms_dot_py
Email: [email protected]
Link to Justin’s Books:
Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters
Gray Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers
Automating OSINT Training

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