Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Open Source Intelligence

Protect your privacy and become data-minded

Harness the power of information to gain a competitive advantage

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What is OSINT? 

While Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has been around for decades, it has come a long way in the past few years.  Originally used by the U.S. military, today many organizations are using OSINT across many departments to effectively access intelligence that will advance their business.

Open-source intelligence collects data from publicly available online sources. Information can come from places such as government and business websites, social media post, blogs, news, forums, geolocation, meta data, imagery networks and even the dark web.

By using specialized online investigative tools, captured data can then be assessed and analyzed for any number any number of reasons. More and more companies are using OSINT to protect their business and optimize the efficiency of their operations:

  • Law enforcement agencies are able to better monitor national security and predict future actions
  • Financial Institutions are able to identify money laundering activities more effectively 
  • IT departments are better equipped to detect cyber threats
  • Insurance companies can expose claims fraud cases faster 
  • Human resources are able to investigate employees and potential candidates
  • Marketing department are able to effectively track competitors and marketplace trends

What you'll learn

Our Open Source intelligence course will teach you current, real-world skills, techniques, and tools to effectively gather and effectively investigate OSINT data. You’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize the latest technology and advanced research techniques to investigate and find relevant information from a wide range of sources
  • Recognize cyber threats and safeguard your safety and privacy online
  • Accurately assess the value and quality of online sources and data
  • Design tools and processes to collect and manage data from online and traditional sources
  • Use various tools and methods to monitor online and social media sources in real time
  • Process information, produce reports, and apply appropriate and useful metadata
  • Structure and prepare data for analysis and visualization 
  • Conduct basic and advanced analysis of collected data and construct predictive models to forecast possible future outcomes