Who Am I ?

Nico “Dutch_Osintguy” Dekens is an All Source Analyst specializing in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), online Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Online investigations.

Nico Eats, Sleeps, and lives everything which has to do with OSINT, online investigations, Intelligence gathering and Analysis.

Nico is an international lecturer at Fortune 500 companies and governments. He has over 20 years experience as an (all source) Intelligence Analyst at Dutch Law Enforcement. He analyzed murder cases, international narcotics cases, stolen art cases, gang violence cases, political disturbance cases, online jihadist groups & conducted several online, covert, virtual HUMINT investigations.

Nico has worked as Senior Project Manager at Bellingcat, an international independent investigative research collective.

Online Nico is known as Dutch_OsintGuy and very active within the OSINT community. He is a Co-founder of the OSINTcurious project. Also he is a Sans Institute instructor for the SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis course. Nico is the co-author of the SANS SEC537 Practical OSINT analysis & automation course and the SANS SEC587 Advanced Open-Source Intelligence Gathering & Analysis course

Currently Nico is working as an independent research analyst, consultant and freelance OSINT instructor.