It has been a while…

I admit it…I’ve been absent from this blog for way too long. But there are great reasons for it! The biggest one is that I’ve been focusing on writing, videoing, and doing other content-generation things for the https://osintcurio.us project.

OSINTCurious

We are really starting to get into a grove over there. We’ve got podcasts and webcasts, in-depth blog posts, a Google calendar with OSINT events, and now, 10 minute tip videos showing how to accomplish certain OSINT skills. The people that work the project with me are amazingly talented and terrific about sharing their knowledge.

We are looking for ways to adjust our project to allow for others to contribute either as guest bloggers, a live webcast audience, guest podcast participants, and other roles. Exciting times!

Hiking

Those of you that follow me on social media know that last year was a rough one with injuries that kept me from hiking and, well, doing many things. I’m all healed up now and am going to be getting out in the wilderness a bunch more. Hoping to make 2019 a year that sees more hiking content on here.

SEC487 OSINT Class

Last year (2018), was a pivotal year for the budding SANS Institute SEC487 OSINT course I wrote. Seizing the amazing opportunity to travel around the world and teach the class, I met amazing OSINTers across the globe. This year, the class is set to be taught in person over 25 times and go into OnDemand. I’m extremely excited to meet the hundred of students that will take the class from myself, the incredible David Mashburn, John TerBush, and others that will teach it in the coming months.

The class is evolving based upon your feedback and what is happening in the field. We are adding new challenges to the class for you advanced students and stocking more content in there to make it even more valuable to everyone.

New Challenges

At the end of 2018, after 10 years, I resigned from my position at my previous company. I learned a heck of a lot from them…and it was time for me to move on. I began pouring my efforts into my own company, Spotlight Infosec LLC. Through this company, I can now do the research and consulting I’ve been wanting to do within the OSINT and cyber fields. It was a scary process to move from being the corporate world to working for myself and one that has been super-rewarding.

So…

So…stick with me people. We are going to take 2019 and do incredible things! Looking forward to learning, growing, and meeting more outstanding people!

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