Joe Gray, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, is the principal instructor with The OSINTion.
Joe's career in information technology began in the Navy, where he was entrusted with securing network resources. In the civilian world, Joe's roles have ranged from risk management to penetration testing to cybersecurity.
As Joe routinely tells his students, OSINT is not only his career--it's his passion. One aspect of OSINT that really appeals to Joe is winning contests called "Capture the Flag" competitions. Joe's titles include inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag and the accompanying DerbyCon Black Badge. With his team, the cheekily named "Password Inspection Agency," Joe has won numerous Capture the Flags for missing persons.
Aside from teaching with The OSINTion, Joe is routinely published online and has appeared on industry-leading websites like TripWire, AlienVault, ITSP Magazine, CSO Online, Forbes, and Dark Reading. Joe is also a popular guest speaker on podcasts and at live events. Joe is the author of the book, Practical Social Engineering (No Starch Press), published in 2022.