Jake is an open source intelligence (OSINT) analyst with experience in the public and private sector. He is actively looking for new ways to innovate the way he collects OSINT and uses it to help others. His views are his own.
Jake spent 6 years in the US military as an operations intelligence analyst. He was involved in intelligence missions supporting combat and mobility aircraft around the world. Jake built his foundation as an intelligence analyst during this time.
Security Operations Center
Jake spent 1.5 years at Microsoft as part of a team to stand up the first Virtual Security Operations Center (VSOC). He helped build the intelligence monitoring function to create situational awareness for security members around the globe.
Jake is was a protective intelligence specialist at Koch Industries. He brought new technologies and methods that added value to an already existing executive protection team.
The OSINT Podcast
Jake is the creator and host of The OSINT Podcast. A weekly publication, it goes over news related to open source intelligence, tools and tactics from experts, interviews with OSINT users, Q & A from followers on Twitter and much more.
Jake is to co-founder of JungleScam, an eCommerce OSINT tool that helps identify and map out potential Amazon scammers, counterfeiters, and money launderers. The script is still under construction and is developed by Francesco Poldi (@noneprivacy).
Jake is the founder of MultiFind, an OSINT-related Chrome extension that enhances search. MultiFind takes the concept of Ctrl + F and adds features that add value to the online investigator’s experience. Features include the selection and highlighting of multiple elements including links and images, the ability to import elements in bulk, and manage selections on the fly.
Jake is currently the product manager at Skopenow. He is guiding the vision of the product to match the industry and the end consumer. This includes adding features, testing current features, and removing old ones that don’t add value. It’s a lot of QA, UX testing, emails, and juggling.