Continue to Network on the OSMOSIS Globalcast, post-conference! Keep the conversation going long after the general sessions have finished!


Our 100% shift to OSMOSIScon 2020 virtual Globalcast will enable you to network like never before!

Not only will we conduct all of our previously scheduled networking events via our exciting and interactive online platform——but upon registering you have immediate access to the Globalcast platform to engage in rich, new interactive experiences between attendees, presenters, and vendors well in advance of the three days in October:

    • Join an ongoing virtual community of like-minded professionals pre/post-conference to further our tradecraft
    • Network and consult with some of the most recognized social media and open source experts across the globe on message boards, live forums, and private chats

October 11: OSMOSIScon Kicks Off Conference with Capture the Flag Reveal

Get in on the action with this exciting opening kickoff to OSMOSIScon 2020! Crafted by conference supporter National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event fuels our competitive OSINT spirit. Leading up to the event, conference participants will enjoy a week of cyber hunting and open source drills in a quest to hoist up the victorious honor of being known the Winner amongst OSINT warriors. Join us on Sunday night to kick off the 6th Annual OSMOSIScon and celebrate our OSINT operatives, as they share the tactics and clues to each of our queries and reveal how the answers may have not been so open after all. Highlights of this live event include: NW3C talking all things OSINT, our challenges, the flag, and, of course, the announcement of our top three winners! Just think, it could be you!

October 12: Exposed after Dark – sponsored by Authentic8

Part training and a lot of fun, industry veterans Amber Schroader and Cynthia Hetherington share their insight and experience walking a cyber tightrope in this session entitled, Information Exposed. These cyber pros have spent the past year exploring technology and information privacy vulnerabilities, published a white paper on the topic this spring, and will now reveal best practices on protecting personally identifiable information—including how to remove your information from the Internet and how to stop your devices from spying on you. After 20 years of co-presenting and sharing the stage, this hour will prove to be as entertaining as it is informative. Join us to see the level of Exposure After Dark they deliver!

October 12 & 13: Bits and Bytes – Industry Roundtable Short Sessions, sponsored by Authentic8

Do you remember the speed dating craze of the 1990s? Well, we’ve brushed it off, given it a facelift, and created a fun and speedy way to gather tradecraft tips while sipping cocktails and enjoying appetizers! Now in its 5th year, tables are replaced for chat rooms featuring industry specialists sharing expertise on trending topics. Enjoy sessions throughout the 2-day conference in the comforts of your own home while you listen, learn, ask questions. When the bell rings, everyone returns to their next scheduled session. This year’s topics include;

  • Facebook-Quick Tips to Still Find Information of a Closed Profile
  • Disinformation & Social Media Manipulation
  • OSINT Tricks for the Digital Investigator
  • Shedding Light on Dark Web Actors and their Real World Identities
  • Building Smart Searches
  • Comparing Google and Bing for OSINT
  • How Fivecast Detects and Monitors Extremist Activity
  • Sinking the Iceberg Analogy: Why Effective Threat Intelligence Must Desegregate Online Spaces
  • Best of Company Search Engines 2020


October 13, 12:45pm – 1:00pm: Virtual Globalcast 1st Annual Open Source Awards Ceremony

Support your local business by ordering up a special lunch as you join us virtually to honor the incredibly ambitious work and ten-fold contributions of the recipients of our 1st Annual Open Source Awards. Nominations are open until July 29, 2020.

Sunday to Tuesday

On the Art of Networking

Networking is an art form that professionals hone over a lifetime. More than a business card exchange, successful networking can lead to new knowledge, new business, and new colleagues. We have strategically built 20-minute blocks after each presentation to allow for the greatest virtual networking opportunities. Take the time to schedule a private chat, learn a new tool from a vendor in the virtual Globalcast Expo Hall, or send questions to a presenter via a live forum. Whether you are a nervous Nelly, fearful of anonymous crowds, or gutsy Gaby, excited to dive right in to new conversations, this online platform can benefit us all. The most important thing to remember is that the people attending OSMOSIScon 2020 are just like you: Investigative analysts wanting to improve their OSINT and SOCMINT skills and techniques!

Want to get an early start on the action?

Our conversations bring cyber intelligence analysts together to share and gain new information on trending techniques and best practices for conducting open source investigations.

Next year, the 7th annual OSMOSIScon is rescheduled to be held in SoCal’s sunny San Diego at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Check out previous years of the OSMOSIS conference here.