Event Details

Course: 201C AIIT

Where: Vancouver, BC

Time: March 14 to March 16, 2018

In today’s information-based economy, online research and analysis skills are essential requirements at all levels of an organization, in both the public and private sectors, and acquiring useful and relevant Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) requires much more than just an ability to surf the Web.

Aimed at managers, frontline investigators, researchers, and analysts alike, this advanced three-day program course will provide detailed instruction on effectively using the Internet as an Open Source Intelligence, research, and investigation tool.

Demonstrating advanced search and analysis techniques for mining Web-based and social media information, this comprehensive training program will also examine a number of case studies that will focus on highlighting and correcting potential pitfalls that can compromise investigative or intelligence gathering efforts. As an additional training component, essential privacy tools for ensuring data, communication, and online security will be demonstrated, as will techniques being used by  the criminal element to conceal their identity, location, and illegal behaviour.

Learn how to generate relevant, timely, and actionable intelligence, assess and manage risk, maximize opportunities, assure compliance, and manage reputation. Regularly delivered in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, this highly-acclaimed, advanced OSINT training program will teach delegates how to conduct more effective online investigations, by finding better online information, in less time, at less cost, with less risk™.

Learn About

  • Advanced Search Techniques
  • Deconstructing Web Pages to Find Hidden Information
  • Techniques for “De-Anonymizing” Internet Users
  • The “Deep Web” – Public Directories and Databases
  • Multimedia Search Tools and Techniques
  • Crowd Sourcing and the “Real-Time” Internet
  • Online Intelligence Opportunities and Threats
  • Maintaining Security and Protecting Privacy
  • Locating and Linking People, Places, and Things
  • Determining Web Site and User Locations
  • Capturing, Organizing, and Storing Web-Based Evidence
  • Automated Mapping and Monitoring of Target Web Sites
  • Using RSS Feeds and News Aggregators
  • Forum, Discussion Board, and Newsgroup Search
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Internet-Sourced Data
  • Strategies and Tactics for Developing a Research Plan
  • Investigating Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networking Sites
  • The “Dark Web” – Hidden Online Criminal Marketplaces
  • Geo-Located Social Media Search and Collection Techniques
  • Thousands of Online Tools and Resources

Day 1

  • Introduction to Open Source Intelligence
  • Intermediate and Advanced Search Tools and Techniques
  • Web Browsers
  • Deep Web, Crowd Sourcing, and Specialized Search Tools
  • Multimedia Search
  • Linking People, Places, and Things

Day 2

  • Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
  • Source and Data Evaluation
  • Examining Web Sites
  • Recovering Lost and Removed Data
  • Privacy and Security
  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Encryption
  • IP Address and WHOIS Lookups

Day 3

  • TOR and the Dark Net
  • Bitcoin and Digital Currencies
  • Online Data Collection, Collation, and Storage Tools
  • Geofencing and Live Web Monitoring
  • Social Networks and Online Communication Tools
  • Practical Search Exercises
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