Buddy Jericho – 2021 OSMOSIS Speaker
Harry ‘Buddy’ Jericho is the president and founder of Echo Analytics Group and a former intelligence officer with more than 18 years of experience in the intelligence community. With 14 combat deployments during his career, he served on the ground during the conflict in Bosnia and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Buddy is the co-owner of Echo Analytics Group (EAG), an open source research and training services company founded in 2014. As the creator of EAG’s open source research and analysis methodologies and processes, he has trained more than 3,000 members of the Department of Defense, numerous law enforcement agencies and intelligence professionals in counterterrorism, security, and cyber intelligence operations. Buddy is considered a thought leader in countering Islamic extremism within the special operations community due to his extensive experience on the ground where he served as a human intelligence officer. Buddy served as an officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Military Joint Intelligence Center, where he briefed Senior Defense Officials on strategic and tactical human intelligence operations and developed plans and methods to target senior Islamic terrorist leaders. Buddy is recognized as one of the most successful human intelligence officers in the War on Terror and received eight prestigious DoD Civilian Special Achievement awards. Leveraging his experience as a leader in the government and as an intelligence officer, Buddy and his team at EAG train intelligence and security professionals in the public and private sector on cyber intelligence operations and provide social risk management products to select clients.