Jan. 4, 2023 - ShadowDragon™, a provider of open source intelligence (OSINT), unique datasets and APIs that reduce the friction of sourcing, collecting, and sorting publicly available information in modern investigations, is pleased to share that CEO and founder Daniel Clemens has accepted a seat on the board of directors for OSMOSIS, an association for OSINT professionals.
Founded in 2015, the OSMOSIS Institute began hosting the annual OSMOSIS Conference to educate, inform, and protect investigators and analysts within the cybersecurity industry. Their primary goals include advancing the tradecraft of OSINT through the sharing of knowledge, skills, techniques, tools, and best practices; promoting and maintaining high professional and ethical standards; encouraging OSINT professionals to share and discuss common issues in the industry, crowdsource knowledge, and develop solutions; and keeping the public informed of changes in the industry.
“I started down the path of OSINT many years ago, first as an ethical hacker early in my career, and later as an investigator tasked with solving complex insider threats. For me, OSINT was a place to turn in pursuit of more information to identify exactly who was behind those complex threats,” said Clemens. “I am delighted to join the ranks of the OSMOSIS Institute’s board of directors, and look forward to making an impact on the industry as we collaborate to further advance the tradecraft of OSINT.”
A strategist, cybersecurity expert, entrepreneur, and business owner, Clemens has dedicated his career to solving complex crimes that leverage technology and the internet. He brings decades of experience to the OSMOSIS board of directors, including founding the cybersecurity company Packet Ninjas; analyzing countless threats serving as 0day response protocol and signature analysis and production for Emerging Threats, enabling acquisition by Proofpoint; and aiding in extensive research and offensive action against Chinese based APT groups. He has also created scalable curriculum for long-term investigations, and served as an instructor in target-centric analysis, target package creation with PAI/OSINT for government entities.
Clemens has been asked to provide security briefings to public and private clients, including extensive work with Fortune 500 companies and international clients in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as former presidential candidates and members of Congress. He has been involved in many high-profile and complex cyber incidents, notably thwarting attacks against the White House in 2001, and aiding in identifying key members of an international hacking and money laundering scheme affecting 220 million dollars in loss. Clemens also created a specialized curriculum for identifying networks of human traffickers in 2015 and continues to offer insights into uncovering clues in this complex problem set to multiple anti-human trafficking organizations globally.