Henk van Ess OSINT Boot Camp, April 1-2, Amsterdam
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Henk van Ess
Boot Camp
Smart Social Media Filtering & The Art of Finding People and Document
April 1-2, 2020 Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Melbournestraat 1, 1175 RM, Amsterdam
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We are proud to announce that Social Links, the leading Investigation Tool, sponsors the
Henk van Ess Boot Camp
«Smart Social Media Filtering & The Art of Finding People and Document» as part of the OSINT global development program.

If OSINT is what you work with every day, then you definitely need to know how to effectively search on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, LinkedIn, etc.
We will share the latest techniques and you will change the way you conduct OSINT research.


WHEN?
April 1 - 2, 2020Duration: 2 days;
Optional: 1 day

WHERE?
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Melbournestraat 1, 1175 RM, Amsterdam
Henk van Ess
ex-Bellingcat, is an independent international web search specialist who helps worldwide news media, law enforcers, fraud experts, NGO's and intelligence workers to exploit the amazing value of open-source information. His work has appeared in BBC, PBS, BuzzFeed.News and GIJN.
Schedule of Events
April 1 - 2
Day 1
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10.00 AM – 12:30 AM Filtering Social Media
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Filtering Social Media

Day 2
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10.00 AM – 12:30 PM Filtering Social Media
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Digging for Docs & People
Social Media Filtering
THE CONTENT:
Learn the art of turning your investigative questions into logical social media expressions
1. Fantastic Facebook Formulas
The cases:

We will search for a weapons dealer from South Africa with a very common name. An impossible feat made possible through OSINT/Facebook tooling.

We will search for people from New York who support the Turkish politician Gulen with the help of sophisticated Facebook Filtering

We will search for a corrupt Italian policeman, with only a first name. How will we find his full name?

We will learn how to find a jets trainer from the Nato Allied Forces.

The techniques:

We will learn techniques that will help resolve an anonymous FB account's identity.

We will find Facebook friends and connections of a FB account with a closed-off friend's list.

We will learn how to find hidden FB groups of FB accounts

We will learn the new FB language.

We will learn the art of finding the right posting amongst trillions of stories. This dives into search operators and search logic.

We will learn how to find exact data points such as a photo of Mark Zuckerberg in Berlin.
2. Sophisticated Instagram and Telegram Filtering
A fugitive from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of "catch me if you can" via social media. "I love my freedom. And the weather," he stated.
3. Clever LinkedIn Codes
We will learn how to find the victim of a murder case with one gigantic precise LinkedIn formula.

We will learn how to search for very small (non-default) places on LinkedIn.

We will learn how to find LinkedIn accounts by e-mail.
4. Twitter Tricks
We will learn how to find eyewitnesses

We will learn how to find (partly) deleted accounts.

We will learn how to quickly analyze Twitter accounts.

Digging for Docs (& People)

We will discuss the counterintuitive method of finding off-beat documents by shifting the focus of the question of predicting the patterns. We will also discuss digging for documents & people under a tight timeline.

Quickly find the background of an unknown person with the help of sophisticated filtering.

We will look at Mr. Hill, a pilot who caused a plane crash but survived. In just 20 minutes we will find his Royal Airforce ID, unknown company, forum postings, old deleted website, and an actual developing story - He was responsible for a previous accident. We will discuss why you have to search the same name 10 times in 10 different ways.

We will learn how to avoid tunnel vision.

We will learn how to find details that you didn't know existed in the first place.

We will learn and discuss the strategies used to turn a hunch into a hypothesis. This segment shows you why it is important to "follow the data".

Cases:

We will also use OSINT techniques to find damaging information about the quality of cabin air.

We will investigate the funding behind a dubious think tank.

We will investigate the shady practices of the sales agent Viagogo.

We will learn how to strategically research a company, i.e. Palantir.