About the OSINTion
The OSINTion (pronounced OSINT-chon – like ascension) is an affordably priced Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Engineering training organization. We specialize in specific online training and in-person classes with an adjacent Capture the Flag (CTF) event.
What People Are Saying About The OSINTion
Uplifting content learned with @C_3PJoe . Thank you so much for the great class in "Intro to people osint/osint for missing persons" training.— Rodrigo (@Rodrigo16198395) January 27, 2020
Spending the day with @C_3PJoe was awesome. I learned a lot from both his OSINT courses and feel better equipped for next week's @TraceLabs Missing People CTF.— R3LL1K (@R3LL1K) January 26, 2020
"Introduction to People OSINT/Missing People OSINT" is one of the best classes that I've taken in a long time. The content was succinct and right on point. Kudos @C_3PJoe for a course well taught! - https://t.co/STlG9FByUM— gh057 (@Z2gwNTcK) January 26, 2020
Kudos to @C_3PJoe for a great "extra long" @TraceLabs class: "Introduction to People OSINT/Missing People OSINT". Great way to spend a Friday night 👀! #OSINT— Ilona (@Kryteria2) February 1, 2020
Introduction to People OSINT/Missing People OSINT training by @C_3PJoe has left me feeling confident + prepared for the Trace Labs Missing Persons CTF. Highly recommend!— Kittly (@Kittly1101) January 26, 2020
I just attended @C_3PJoe awesome 4-hr "Introduction to People OSINT/Missing People OSINT" class... learnt lots of new stuff and highly recommend... I'm primed for tomorrows @TraceLabs Global Remote Missing CTF III event now #OSINT— Dave Brookes (@vino_freakism) February 1, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the brilliant Joe Gray @C_3PJoe 's "Intro to people OSINT/OSINT for Missing Persons" course!!! I highly recommend this course for anyone with an interest in Open-Source Intelligence! 😃💻⚔ #osint #infosec #joegray #neverstoplearning— Heidi Rolleston (@heidi_veronica8) January 26, 2020
TFW when you blow up the training chat with “Do you even Regex bro?” and it turns out the instructor does in fact “regex bro” and has an entire course on regular expressions. Needless to say, I’ll be taking @C_3PJoe ‘s regex course when it’s offered. #osint #regex #python— Tom (@human_decoded) January 26, 2020
great OSINT primer and tracelabs ctf overview by @C_3PJoe today! I really enjoyed this training today and looking forward to implementing during the ctf next week. highly recommend!— Lauren 💫 (@_cosmonaught_) January 26, 2020
Had a fun nerdy Friday night with @C_3PJoe in his Missing Person's OSINT class. Bummed I can't participate in the CTF tomorrow but hope everyone kick ass and finds some folks. pic.twitter.com/jtWFkP1w5f— Tracie Martin (@datSecuritychic) February 1, 2020
I keep seeing fantastic feedback about @C_3PJoe ‘a #OSINT class from yesterday. I knew he was ace. Glad to see others finding out, too! 🏆 https://t.co/7boLbHiDgs— InfoSecSherpa (@InfoSecSherpa) January 26, 2020
Tonight we heard @C_3PJoe walk us through the basics of People OSINT and more specifically how it relates to the @TraceLabs ctf. Great course and worth the money. #osint #tracelabs #ctf #MissingPerson
— Tom (@human_decoded) January 26, 2020
Just finished @C_3PJoe/@TheOSINTion's OSINT for Missing Persons course, very thorough and it was great to watch him at work! I would highly recommend it and I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for any future courses of his. #osint— blutrick (@blutrick1) January 26, 2020
Both of @C_3PJoe's classes today were pretty amazing, I highly recommend them! The class was fun, easy-going and not overwhelming. Great learning environment with a great teacher 🙂— Chai (@The_0p3r4t0r) January 26, 2020
As promised my full review of @C_3PJoe 's People OSINT course! https://t.co/nUy0wKKg4U— Darth Dustin (@parry_dustin) January 26, 2020
Can't wait for the @TraceLabs CTF next week, I definitely feel more prepared. #OSINT #ctf #nerdyandthebrain #peopleosint #infosec
@C_3PJoe Cheers for a great course Joe! Fine way to spend a Saturday night! 🙂— u⇂lɯƐɹ⅁ʎɹɐu⇂ᙠ (@B1naryG) January 26, 2020
Joe Gray, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF). Joe was subsequently awarded a DerbyCon Black Badge. Joe is the Founder and Principal Instructor at The OSINTion and the Founder and Lead Investigator at Transparent Intelligence Services.
As a member of the Password Inspection Agency, Joe has consistently performed well in Capture the Flag events. Specifically those involving OSINT. Examples include 2nd Place in the HackFest Quebec and Winning the TraceLabs OSINT Search Party during DEFCON 28 and again at DEFCON 29. Joe placed 4th in the DerbyCon OSINT CTF and 3rd in the NCPTF OSINT Search Party.
In addition to his own platforms, Joe has contributed material for a variety of platforms such as Forbes and Dark Reading. Joe has authored the OSINT tools DECEPTICON Bot and WikiLeaker. Furthermore, Joe authored the forthcoming book, Practical Social Engineering, due in late 2021 via NoStarch Press.
Joe is truly passionate about all things Intelligence. He is frequently researching new techniques and methods to enhance collection and analysis. Beyond OSINT, Joe is also aggressively researching Image Intelligence (IMINT), Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT), Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and Data Science (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence/AI, etc.) from a lens of Open Source techniques. Joe is consistently finding ways to leverage open source data to enable adjacent forms of Intelligence beyond OSINT.
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