Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Inch to Give Talk on Open Source Intelligence and Doxing
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques are used by the government, hackers, and internet trolls to find publicly available information, typically on the internet. OSINT can be used for good, like searching for a video on how to fix a computer. But it can also be used for evil, like searching for the personal information of someone and releasing it online (doxing). This talk is a general introduction to the type of information that can be found online and the methods for finding it. Learning more about these techniques will also allow attendees to secure their own personal data more effectively.
Scott Inch, Ph.D., CCE, is an educator, digital forensics practitioner and subject matter expert. He has taught hundreds of students, law enforcement personnel, federal agents, corporate employees and private detectives to perform digital forensics analysis. He is a lifelong educator who was recently chosen from over 200 applicants as Pennsylvania Technology Educator of the Year by TechQuest. Dr. Inch has a broad range of expertise in many areas of digital forensics, including file systems, traditional hard disk forensics, mobile devices, and Ediscovery. He actively does both civil and criminal case work, submits expert reports, and has been declared an expert witness several times for court testimony in depositions, preliminary injunctions, and arbitration hearings. Dr. Inch has worked with a variety of forensics software vendors in various capacities. He was an instructor and developed curriculum for Paraben Corporation in the Level 3 course on GPS, call detail records and the cellular network. He has also worked with AccessData and Syntricate as an instructor for mobile forensics. In addition, he has had input into the improvement and development of forensics tools from a variety of vendors.