Skip to content

How to Verify and Trust Social Media for Security Operations

$0 Member Price
$0 Nonmember Price

Sponsored by Samdesk

Social media and open-source intelligence (OSINT) are powering an increasing amount of real-time alerting and decision making in today’s corporate security teams. Despite the growing importance of these real-time signals, many teams aren't leveraging OSINT, or avoiding misleading information pitfalls, as much as they could be.

Join us for a samdesk-lead practical session and learn how to make sense of OSINT in real-time, build verification processes, and boost your ability to make confident decisions in high-pressure environments.

Topics Included:

  • Incident verification
  • Corroborating an incident location and details with OSINT
  • Open-source tools you need on the job
  • Spotting misinformation
  • And more!

After attending this presentation, you will understand:

  • How to assess the validity of a crisis event in real time
  • How to spot reliable sources online
  • How to use quick searches and lists to get eye-witness accounts
  • How to approach content verification - understanding where and when
  • How to makes sense of the conversations developing online  
    • Spotting fake accounts and bots
    • Assessing deep fakes, cheap fakes and misinformation
  • How to efficiently monitor an ongoing event
  • Tips for to organizing a crisis-response team 

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 


Louise Tierney

Louise Tierney, SVP of Alerts and Data at samdesk, leads a team of data and intelligence analysts utilizing proprietary AI to deliver high quality breaking news alerts. She boasts an in-depth background in journalism, monitoring social media for breaking news, viral videos and emerging trends, and was recently shortlisted for the Future Star: Tech for Good Award in 2019 and 2020.

Peadar Grogan

Peadar Grogan, Head of Real-Time Coverage at samdesk, is a respected editor, researcher and breaking news veteran. Previously at Storyful, his OSINT analysis contributed to the work of leading global news brands and social media platforms.


Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least three business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than three days prior will be charged a $25 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Please note that online subscriptions and downloadable products are nonrefundable, nontransferable.

Webinar Subscription

Gain access to all live and on-demand webinars for 2021—a minimum of 20 CPE-accredited programs on topics such as active shooter, ESRM, workplace violence, DE&I, and business continuity—PLUS the complete 2020 on-demand catalog for one low subscription fee. With content delivered by security experts who have proven expertise in their field, ASIS webinar content is relevant to the work you do as a practitioner every day. Build your security knowledge—or enable team training—by staying informed, efficiently and affordably. 

$149 member | $199 nonmember