Brandon Laur

Brandon Laur

White Hatter

Brandon Laur holds a master’s degree in Professional Communication, specializing in phishing cyberattacks. For over 12 years, he has been employed with Personal Protection Systems, providing cybersecurity training to students, businesses, and adults of all ages. In addition to these responsibilities, Brandon is multi-certified and continuing to receive ongoing training in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to use in conjunction with his security background and academic pursuits.

Beyond academic research, he demonstrates how OSINT investigative techniques are of value in social media marketing and analysis. Brandon also instructs working professionals how to leverage the same skills used in online background checks and investigations for business practices. On top of his academic research and teaching across Canada, he is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Today’s privacy concerns are at the top of his interests when working with cybersecurity.

Online Business Intelligence

This session will introduce methods security and intelligence professionals use to enhance information collection regarding:
  • Employment background checking
  • Credential checking
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Product research
  • Competitor market analysis
Participants will be introduced to some of the investigative techniques used by online investigators that can be adapted for business purposes. This session will cover easy to use and free tools to improve your information collecting needs.
Methods learned in this session can be achieved by anyone, as no premium paid for services will be required. There is no coding, hacking, or large complex downloads.