Nico “Dutch_Osintguy” Dekens is the ShadowDragon Director of Intelligence and Collection.
He eats, sleeps, and lives everything which has to do with OSINT, online investigations, intelligence gathering and analysis.
Nico is an international lecturer at Fortune 500 companies and governments. He has over 20 years experience as an (all source) Intelligence Analyst at Dutch Law Enforcement. He analyzed murder cases, international narcotics cases, stolen art cases, gang violence cases, political disturbance cases, online jihadist groups & conducted several online, covert, virtual HUMINT investigations.
He has worked as Senior Project Manager at Bellingcat, an international independent investigative research collective and as an All Source Analyst specializing in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), online Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Online investigations.
Online Nico is known as Dutch_OsintGuy and very active within the OSINT community.
Nico "Dutch Osint Guy" Dekens has hosted two Episodes.
S02 E03: Silicon Valley Bank, Protests, Terrorists, Hacker Forums, Deep Fakes & Donald Trump
April 12th, 2023 | Season 2 | 48 mins 47 secs
bank failures, banks at risk, breached.vc, breached.vc owner, conor brian fitzpatrick, credit suisse, crisis management, deep fake tools, deep fakes, donald trump arrest, extinction rebellion, incident response, investment strategies, islamic terrorist threat response, law enforcement, operational security, opsec, protest, realistic deep fake photos, silicon valley bank, stabbing incidents, svb, xr
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
data collection, generational change, investigative techniques, opsec, osint training, rtl usb stick, social media platforms, spies in russia, splintering, spy hunters, the netherlands, tracking apps
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.