Cryptography & OSINT - Can you read Emoji? 🕵️♂️📖❓
In this second blog in the Cryptography & OSINT series we are going to take a closer look at world of emojis
Nico “Dutch_Osintguy” Dekens is an All Source Analyst specializing in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), online Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Online investigations.
Nico Eats, Sleeps, and lives everything which has to do with OSINT, online investigations, Intelligence gathering and Analysis.
Nico is an international lecturer at Fortune 500 companies and governments. He has over 20 years experience as an (all source) Intelligence Analyst at Dutch Law Enforcement. He analyzed murder cases, international narcotics cases, stolen art cases, gang violence cases, political disturbance cases, online jihadist groups & conducted several online, covert, virtual HUMINT investigations.
Nico has worked as Senior Project Manager at Bellingcat, an international independent investigative research collective.
Online Nico is known as Dutch_OsintGuy and very active within the OSINT community. He is a Co-founder of the OSINTcurious project. Also he is a Sans Institute instructor for the SEC497: Practical Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) course. Nico is the lead-author & instructor of the SANS SEC587 Advanced Open-Source Intelligence Gathering & Analysis course
Currently Nico is working as Director of Intelligence & Collection Innovation at ShadowDragon.
Nico! Amazing, expert and smart delivering the content and explaining the complex topics. One of the best Instructors I have ever dealt with.
Nico is a very competent instructor and thanks to his past experience he always manages to bring the theory discussed in class to real life use cases
Thanks for being very patient with all of us. I appreciate the inclusiveness of your language when you say guys and gals, instead of referring to all of us as guys when there are women in the session.
An authority in OSINT. Great to learn from him.
Nico is a real specialist both in OSINT and in teaching.
Nico's delivery and enthusiasm for the subject matter was incredibly motivating and facilitating the easy ingestion of the course material. Specifically with Section 2, Nico's experience as an OSINT practitioner and CT expert, was on full display. His insights were fantastic.
Nico is an effective teacher who has a visible love for OSINT. Enthusiastic about the various topics. He is also committed to the success of his students. This is apparent from his infectious enthusiasm for the topics and the enthusiasm with which he stands in front of the class and supports the students. He is always willing to make time for them and help them.