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Nation State Quality OSINT on a Taco Bell Budget – Part 1

I remember taking digital forensics classes years ago and at the very end of the class feeling like I had learned a ton, had a great time, but was also wondering “Ok, what’s next?” When I’m teaching OSINT or other technical topics I often hear “This has been great! What’s next?” For some people, the next step is learning a programing language like Python to write your own custom tools such as web scrapers. Over the past year, I’ve found myself using Amazon Web Services (AWS) services more and more in OSINT tools that I write. They are very well documented but recently when I’ve been talking with other OSINT practitioners, I’ve realized that the part that often leaves people feeling overwhelmed is knowing what is available and how it can be used. In this multi-part blog series, I’ll provide a brief introduction to several of the AWS services as well as some code samples showing how we can use them on OSINT projects. Some of the services that we’re going to use in this series are: Awscli