OSINT Live Speaker Spotlight: Cynthia Hetherington

Cynthia Hetherington will speaking at this year’s OSINT Live and will be sharing some of his OSINT wisdom. In this article, we're shining the spotlight on Cynthia to enable attendees to learn more about Cynthia and the topic she's presenting at OSINT Live.

Who is Cynthia Hetherington?
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Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations, is the publisher of the newsletter, Data2know: Internet and Online Intelligence, and has trained over 180,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices.

For more than 25 years, Ms. Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high-profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in United States history.

Ms. Hetherington provides expert commentary for national and international media outlets, including, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Irish Times, Washington Times, ABC News, and VoiceAmerica. Ms. Hetherington has presented at over 500 conferences across North America. In 2012, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners named her the James Baker Speaker of the Year.

In 2015, Ms. Hetherington founded the OSMOSIS Institute, host of the annual OSMOSIS Conference. Hundreds of investigators across the nation attend to gain insights into Open Source Intelligence and receive training from the most recognized social media and open source trainers in North America.


What will Cynthia be speaking about?

Cynthia will be presenting 'Financial Open Source Intelligence (FinOSINT)'.

Open source intelligence is a well-covered area of expertise that involves the collection and analysis of data gathered from open sources. Building on these skills, our instructor will focus on financial intelligence research practices. Finding data related to transactional information, cryptocurrency markets, and any opportunity to track down fraudulent operations through the surface to dark web will be discussed.

  • Define FinOSINT
  • Identify resources and tools used specific to online asset investigations
  • Identify marketplaces online where financial information may be in open sources

OSINT Live is a free, full day, training and educational event, taking place on September 15th, 9 AM - 5:30 PM ET. To register for OSINT Live and Cynthia's session, head over to https://www.skopenow.com/osint-live.