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.

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You may have heard the old saying: "Everyone wants to do OSINT until it's time to go do OSINT stuff". If that's not a saying, it should be. On the surface, Open Source Intelligence gathering sounds fun and super cool.


Picture this: You're sitting alone in your apartment. Lights dimmed. The glow from your laptop illuminates a face framed by a black hooded sweatshirt. Soon, secrets will reveal themselves to you. Truths never meant to be known. Fingers rest on your keyboard. You exhale. And begin typing in Google...."

And that's about as far as most people get on their OSINT journey.


OSINT collection is hard and is even harder to get started in when you have no idea where to begin. This is where Joe's Introduction to People OSINT course comes in.


About Joe

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. 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 July 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.

Book Joe to speak here.

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Request a consultation for OSINT work here.

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