Advanced Open Source Intelligence

Duration: full day

Wed 9th:

  • $800: 12 spaces [ Buy Ticket ]
  • Free: 12 spaces [ CLOSED ]


The OSINT training course covers the techniques and tools used to conduct successful investigations on the Internet. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to produce relevant, timely and actionable intelligence on persons of interest.


  • Operational Security (OPSEC)

- An overview of operational security
- Methodology and tools for maintaining your cover

  • Maintaining Covert Identities

- Techniques used to identify a fake profile
- How to maintain multiple identities across various social networks
- Techniques for creating a backstop for your on-line persona(s)

  • Evidence Collection

- An outline of the processes used to collect evidence for court proceedings
- Tools, techniques and considerations for the collection of evidence

  • Mobile Emulation

- Comparison of Mobile Phone Emulation environments
- Tools for connecting to social networks that are typically only available on mobile phones
- Techniques to collect information from emulated environments

  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering

- Discussion of the OSINT sources that can be used to investigate an individual
- Using search engines effectively to find exactly what you are looking for
- A run through the tools (open-source and commercial) used for information gathering and analysis
- Details on how to extract meta-data from images including GPS details and device information
- How to connect to and monitor chat rooms and forums (On the surface, deep and the dark web)

  • Automated Harvesting of Content

- Techniques for harvesting OSINT with minimal programming knowledge
- Tools and techniques for identifying patterns in data collected from OSINT
- Issues to watch out for when automating information harvesting and solutions to these problems

  • Workshop

- During this workshop the attendees will use the skills gained throughout the second days training to create a detailed dossier on a particular individual or group

Who should attend

  • People with an interest in privacy, social media and OSINT
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Corporate Security Professionals
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Auditors

What to bring

  • Nothing, everything will be provided for you! (unless you want to bring your own laptop of course)