OSI 101 Course 1: Tradecraft and Operations
Participants will learn the fundamentals of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tradecraft and operations for traditional and new media sources, including how to accurately assess and effectively monitor new sources, collect and process relevant information, and characterize and analyse information for intelligence insights. In addition, this course offers an overview of data literacy and data management, and highlights the increasing importance of large-scale data collection and analysis for effective OSINT work.
OSI 102 Course 2: Python for Basic Collection
Participants will learn how to treat the Internet as a data resource and how to create automated data collection mechanisms. The course starts by teaching trainees the essentials of Python programming, and then walks them through the practical steps of constructing their first web scraper.
OSI 103 Course 3: Python for Advanced Collection
Participants will take their web scraping skills to the next level by learning how to collect hidden text and multimedia elements from dynamic websites, and how to overcome authentication issues.
OSI 104 Course 4: Data Mining and Analysis Essentials
Participants will learn how to condition and prepare collected data for further analysis, and how to construct analytical and visualization algorithms to extract meaning and insights. Participants will also acquire skills in quantifying and analyzing linguistic information, and in creating machine learning applications to categorize new information or generate predictions based on historical data.