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Pride Toronto x Trace Labs: Missing Persons OSINT CTF

  • Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7 Canada (map)

“Trace Labs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the reunification of missing persons with their families while training members in the trade craft of open-source intelligence (OSINT). Together, Pride Toronto and Trace Labs will host a Missing Persons Capture-the-Flag: a collaborative, team-based hackathon combining friendly competition with a socially just cause. No experience is necessary: we invite all members of the community to join the cause, and learn about the latest open-source intelligence technologies along the way.

This event will provide:

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training: to industry practitioners, search & rescue teams, and beginners with an interest in online investigation and/or information security

Real World Impact: A scalable, cost-effective, and open source intelligence infrastructure that can provide timely and efficient online investigation for all missing persons.

Friendly Competition: Teams will compete in the "CTF" to help find clues online that could further 8 ongoing Missing Persons investigations.

Missing Persons Awareness: Speakers will share their experience and discuss the benefits of acting quickly in response to situations where people have gone missing.

We will be joined by the following speakers:

Lusia Dion, Founder of, a website dedicated to increasing the awareness of cases involving long-term missing and unidentified adults. Lusia will be delivering a talk on “The Power of Collaboration”.

Danny Vacar, Security Consultant at Security Compass, will deliver a talk on “Practical OSINT - a walkthrough of Common Tools".

Register now for free at to secure your spot at the event. More info and event details are on our registration page.”