Mariel Klosterman is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and Researcher. She is passionate about security and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills, and helping those looking to start or grow in the cybersecurity field.
Ms. Klosterman has conducted significant research relating to foreign influence campaigns and sock puppet accounts, which are an integral part of OSINT and digital investigations. She has received recognition and an award for her research from the OSMOSIS Institute. Her whitepaper published with the Hetherington Group can be found at: www.hetheringtongroup.com/product/21st-century-sock-puppets-pulling-the-wool-over-on-you
She has experience performing threat intelligence research with newly identified threats and vulnerabilities, writing threat intelligence reports and security policies, improving and creating required operational tools related to SOC workflows, and implementing data protection controls and training.
Ms. Klosterman has presented at professional groups and conferences including Silicon Valley High Technology Crime Investigation Association, InfraGard South Dakota, NEbraskaCERT, OSMOSISCon, Day of Shecurity, and Rainbow Secure Cyber Symposium. She has appeared on podcasts such as PI Perspectives, Great Women in Fraud, and OSINT Cocktail.