Getting Started in Open-Source Intelligence

KPMG Tauranga Office | 247 Cameron Road - Level 2, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty


12:00-12:15Arrivals & Networking
12:15-12:30Welcome and Cyber Security News Update, Jon Edney [CISSP, CEH,CIPT]
12:30-13:30Getting Started in Open-Source Intelligence, Simon Howard, CTO & Founder, ZX Security


A whirlwind discussion of the tools, techniques and procedures used to conduct online investigations.

PLEASE NOTE: This BOPSIG session is on a Friday.

Target Audience

This presentation is useful as a starting point for those of you interested in investigating people and organisations, whether you work in law enforcement, intelligence, fraud or cyber security.


Simon Howard is the CTO and founder of ZX Security, a cyber security consultancy based in Wellington. Simon and his team spend their days testing the security of their customers’ networks, applications and people. They provide penetration testing, cloud security advice and cyber strategy and risk consultancy services. Simon also co-founded and assists with running Australasia’s largest hacker conference, Kiwicon (recently re-branded as Kawaiicon).