Zoey Selman under the pseudonym of V3rbaal, is a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Consultant at Security Risk Advisors (SRA). She specializes in intelligence collection and analysis leveraging Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Engineering (SE).
Her qualifications include:
• GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
• SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence (FOR578)
• CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
• Bachelor of Information Technology in Cyber and Network Security
Her background is founded on prior experience working in active investigations and cold cases alongside local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, private investigators, and legal firms.
She is the co-founder of Trace Labs; a 5013c initiative endorsed by federal agencies to leverage OSINT for locating missing persons. She additionally co-founded Blue Team Village; a 5013c DEF CON initiative focused on cyber defense.
She volunteers her skills on the Predator Identification Team; a federal initiative to unmask anonymous online child predators so they can be convicted. In prior years, she founded Australia’s first DEF CON community, which meets monthly and has expanded across three major Australian cities.
V3rbaal is a known industry leader in her field, and a contributor of trainings and presentations at conferences. She loves volunteering and giving back to the community and is an official DEF CON Goon. In 2019, she relocated to the United States from Australia, and now resides in the Metro Atlanta region.