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How to Verify and Trust Social Media for Security Operations

March 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Social media and open-source intelligence (OSINT) are powering an increasing amount of real-time alerting and decision making in today’s corporate security teams. Despite the growing importance of these real-time signals, many teams aren’t leveraging OSINT, or avoiding misleading information pitfalls, as much as they could be.

Join us for a samdesk-lead practical session and learn how to make sense of OSINT in real-time, build verification processes, and boost your ability to make confident decisions in high-pressure environments.

Topics Included:

  • Incident verification
  • Corroborating an incident location and details with OSINT
  • Open-source tools you need on the job
  • Spotting misinformation
  • And more!

After attending this presentation, you will understand:

  • How to assess the validity of a crisis event in real time
  • How to spot reliable sources online
  • How to use quick searches and lists to get eye-witness accounts
  • How to approach content verification – understanding where and when
  • How to makes sense of the conversations developing online
    • Spotting fake accounts and bots
    • Assessing deep fakes, cheap fakes and misinformation
  • How to efficiently monitor an ongoing event
  • Tips for to organizing a crisis-response team

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.


ASIS International