Elsine van Os

Clinical Psychologist and Intelligence and Security Expert.

Elsine van Os is the founder and CEO of Signpost Six, Insider Risk Management consultancy firm with behavioural science at its heart. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Intelligence and Security Expert.

Elsine has worked on high profile assignments for the Dutch Ministry of Defense and Shell International, where she held global responsibility for security threat assessments and management on country, asset and individual levels. Elsine has worked in various capacities in over 50 countries (often high risk regions such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia).

Working for years in the Oil and Gas sector, a high risk environment for all forms of (cyber) security threats, Elsine and the industry simultaneously grew up with growing threats in the cyber domain.

She observed, however, the heavy reliance on technological solutions at the expense of the human factor. This lead to Elsine focusing on Behavioural Intelligence and Threat Assessment as an integral part of Signpost Six’s Insider Risk program. She is also the owner of Signpost Film Productions and recently released a documentary about Edward Snowden. 

In the closing keynote ‘Blended threats: espionage from a human tradecraft perspective’ Elsine will take a look into the mind of a malicious ‘insider’ and provide insights into espionage tradecraft specifically focused on Chinese economic espionage and country and organizational level measures.