About the show

This podcast covers a variety of cyber security topics, with a focus on candor, and zero b.s. Topics may include OSINT, PAI, Tailored Monitoring, Investigations, Offensive Disciplines, AI/ML, Object Recognition, Forensics, Historical Industry Lore, All things considered in Cyber.

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  • ShadowDragon OSINT Geopolitics Podcast - Unveiling Meliorator: Russian AI's Role in Global Disinformation

    July 11th, 2024  |  Season 3  |  5 mins 3 secs

    In this episode of the ShadowDragon OSINT Geopolitics Podcast, host Nico Dekens, also known as the Dutch OSINT Guy, delves into a critical cybersecurity advisory on Russian state-sponsored media using advanced AI software, Meliorator, to manipulate social media. The episode explores the capabilities of Meliorator, including creating fake personas and disseminating disinformation, and provides recommendations for social media platforms to combat these sophisticated threats. Stay informed and vigilant against disinformation campaigns with insights from top intelligence agencies in the US, Netherlands, and Canada.

  • OpenAI Disrupts Covert Influence Operations With The Help of OSINT

    July 9th, 2024  |  Season 3  |  8 mins 30 secs

    In this episode of the ShadowDragon podcast, host Nico Dekens delves into how OpenAI is addressing and preventing covert influence operations. Dekens highlights OpenAI's commitment to identifying and disrupting attempts to misuse their technology for manipulating public opinion.

  • ShadowDragon Special Edition Podcast: Terrorist Threats, French Elections, and Political Protests

    July 9th, 2024  |  Season 3  |  5 mins 10 secs
    anti globalism, antifa, bank attacks, election protests, election violence, europe terror threat, european security, french elections, geopolitics, global protests, global security, israel protests, le pen, left wing protests, military alert, osint, political analysis, political disturbances, political unrest, pro palestine protests, protest monitoring, ramstein air base, shadow dragon podcast, us intelligence, us military bases

    Nico Dekens talks about current events he's seeing utilizing ShadowDragon's OSINT Monitoring capabilities. From a rising terrorist threat to French elections, Nico breaks down a complex geopolitical environment into a short brief of what you need to know.

  • S03 E03: Horizon Launch

    May 9th, 2024  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 14 secs

    In this episode of the Shadow Dragon podcast, the team discussed the innovations and challenges in the development of the Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) platform, Horizon.

  • S03 Special Episode

    April 2nd, 2024  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 15 secs
  • S03 E02: EdgeTheory and Narrative Intelligence

    March 22nd, 2024  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 42 secs
    intercontinental ballistic narratives, narint, narratives, national center for narrative intelligence, ole miss, osint, university of mississippi

    Daniel, Elliott, and David invite Joe Stradinger, CEO and Founder of EdgeTheory to talk about Narrative Intelligence.

  • S03 E01: From Rest to Protecting Your Kids

    February 21st, 2024  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 40 secs

    Daniel, Elliott, Nico, and David

  • S02 E05: AI Discussion and Projections

    January 22nd, 2024  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Daniel, Elliott, and Nico invite new panelist David to discuss his work and the current and future landscape of AI.

  • S02 E04: Breaking Down Systems, Breach Data Dumps, A.I., OSINF vs OSINT, and Tech Job Interviews

    July 17th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins

    This time Daniel, Elliott, and Nico get together and talk about breaking down systems, especially as it relates to online data.

    This episode discusses:
    • Increases in hacker and breach data activity
    • What OSINT work was like ten years ago versus today
    • Modern day pros and cons of OSINT data collection
    • Pitfalls of artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • Interviewing computer job candidates
    • Potential for Increased societal disruptions

    The guys continue the discussion, further exploring challenges and scenarios brought on by technology, especially that crossing into the world of OSINT.

    Join us regularly for discussions about news stories, current events, and technology updates from the perspective of old school open source intelligence investigators.

    This podcast is available in video and audio versions at your favorite podcast outlet, popular video platforms, and the ShadowDragon website. Be sure to subscribe. Thank you for listening.

  • S02 E03: Silicon Valley Bank, Protests, Terrorists, Hacker Forums, Deep Fakes & Donald Trump

    April 12th, 2023  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 47 secs

    This time it’s a one-on-one conversation as Daniel and Nico cover the latest news in and outside the OSINT world with a fascinating intel perspective. In between the lines catch discussions about the increasing importance of incident response, crisis management, and operational security, while picking up advice on protesting, voting, personal security awareness, and more that will add clarity in an ever-changing digital world.

  • S02 E02: Chinese Spy Balloon, Outing Spies, Islamic Attacks, & Human Trafficking As Seen Thru OSINT

    March 2nd, 2023  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 25 mins

    The guys are on top of the latest espionage and OSINT news around the world. From lone wolf activity to coordinated attacks, they examine recent events from an intelligence perspective, discussing new methodology and emerging patterns.

    In a world where it isn’t always easy to know what’s real and what to dismiss as disinformation, we look at data to tell the true story.

    This episode we cover:
    • Chinese Spy Balloon
    • Hunting for Human Traffickers
    • Exposing Spies
    • The Current State of OSINT and More

    Join us for looking at the news through data and more thought-provoking conversations with experts from within the OSINT world. Video versions of the podcasts can be found on YouTube, Vimeo, Rumble, and the ShadowDragon website.

  • S02 E01: What We’ve Learned In The Last Year About Social Media, OSINT, and Russia

    December 8th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 11 mins

    After an extended layoff, Daniel Clemens and Elliott Anderson of ShadowDragon connect with Dutch OSINT guy Nico Dekens to discuss changes and lessons learned during that time in the world of OSINT. The team gets right into it with discussions about:

    • Shifts in the social media landscape
    • Information uncovered by the war in Ukraine
    • Next level OSINT investigative tips
    • The road ahead as seen through OSINT

    Join us for more thought-provoking episodes and conversations with experts from within the OSINT world.