CTO / Director Cyber Security
Lee McWhorter, CTO at Covered 6, has been involved in IT since its early days and has over 30 years of experience. He is a highly sought after professional who first learned about identifying weaknesses in computer networks, systems, and software when Internet access was achieved using a modem. Lee holds an MBA and more than 20 industry certifications (including all of CompTIA’s) in such areas as IT, System Admin, Networking, Programming, Linux, IoT, and Cyber Security. His roles have ranged from the server room to the board room, and he has taught for numerous universities, colleges, commercial trainers, and nonprofits. Lee works closely with the DEFCON Red Team Village, CompTIA, and the CompTIA Instructor Network (Board Member) as a Speaker, SME, and Instructor.
Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is the collection and analysis of data gathered from open sources (overt and publicly available sources) to produce actionable intelligence. OSINT is primarily used in national security, law enforcement, and business intelligence functions and is of value to analysts who use non-sensitive intelligence in answering classified, unclassified, or proprietary intelligence requirements across the previous intelligence disciplines
An online identity created, and used, for purposes of deception. A sockpuppet purports to be an independent party that supports, approves of, or agrees with some agent (a person, organization, agency, or state), but is in fact created and controlled by that agent, and has no independent existence. Common uses of sockpuppets include plausibly deniable hacking or information operations, provocation, and astroturfing (creation of the illusion of grassroots support).