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5 Day Cyber Open source (OSINT) investigator course

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Fixed price* US$9000 / CA$11000 / £6500*


You provide the classroom, computers, broadband and upto 30 delegates, I provide the training. Simple. 

* includes training delivery, expenses, flights, hotel, certificates, USBs and documents. 

The Course

Open source investigation is not a simple task anymore. Threat actors and criminals have become more sophisticated and cunning in their online presence. The result of this is the practice of OSINT gathering has become a fine art and skill. This course will enable the delegate to stay ahead of the curve. 


The course is intended for the internet cybercrime investigator and researcher, in order to take them from the basic researcher who understands the basics of internet investigation,  to advanced open source researcher, able and proficient in providing high quality reports and evidence relating to online investigations and intelligence. 

Key elements

    • An investigator with 36 years  experience talking and training investigators on their level

    • Numerous practicals throughout to track suspects and build up analysis of digital footprint

    • Hands on live tracking and deep web searching 

    • Best professional practice re digital hygiene and evidence gathering

    • Online Legend and persona building and use

    • FREE Exclusive access to online data base of  200+ OSINT tools

    • FREE Exclusive access to online practical advice, and tutorials

    • FREE included OSINT software for you to take away and keep

    • FREE USB with 1000+ OSINT tools links, glossaries, and OSINT manuals

    • FREE Email support and advice post course. 

Why learn with us?

This course is presented in a unique perspective- taking into account human behaviour,  real world actions and movements, digital footprints and good practice. Many courses offered in this arena do not have the benefit of experience from a trainer being a former  detective with 35 Years experience in cyber crime law enforcement. 


It also focusses on good digital practice and hygiene, to protect the officer , but to also provide the courts with the best level of evidence possible.  

What are the benefits?

This course is delivered by an investigator, to investigators. Whilst there are some slightly technical aspects to the course, the emphasis is on the delegate understanding how to use tools and practical exercises are carried out throughout the 3 days, in order for the delegate to have an excellent working knowledge of how to use the tools and techniques.  


There is no pre requisite knowledge or skills required to attend and successfully complete this course, other than the ability to use search engines on a PC. Delegates will be expected to bring a laptop with them to use. Attendees will download free and have included software during the course which they can take away with them and use post- course, in the fight to combat online criminality.


The course has an emphasis on practicals throughout online, and off line,  where the student can practice and be proficient in the practice of open source researcher.  Every session during the three days will have practical exercises throughout. 


Delegates will Also be provided with a USB at the end of the course with 1000 tools, documents and course notes which they will be able to keep as an aide memoire. Exclusive access to tutorials online and a library of 200+ tools, to practice and continue the methods taught on the course, when back in the workplace. 


Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the course for all delegates, which will enhance their career development and career goals for the future. 


Key areas covered


    • Online profile interrogation and building.

    • Social network data harvesting.

    • Device tracking

    • Searching for data in the deep web

    • OSINT tool use and practicals

    • Live tracking and monitoring

    • Best practice in intelligence and evidence gathering

    • Search techniques and awareness.

    • Pro active and innovative techniques

    • Understanding social engineering and using it against targets.


Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the course for all delegates, which will enhance their career development and career goals for the future.

Day 1 - The Basics

Morning Session: 
- Digital hygiene 
- Good practice and the Law
- Note keeping
- Evidential notes
- Safety online when open sourcing

Afternoon Session:
- How the internet works (IP, MAC, IMEI, IMSI, Wi-Fi, routers and networks)
- The cyber landscape
- How people leave traces
- Where we can find them

Day 2 - Open source (OSINT)

Morning session:
- Open source training and methods
- A look at what tools are available; how to use them, and practical applications.
- Trace suspects using available tools
- How to identify leads in investigations and data from ISP
- Best practice for evidence and intelligence
- How do we convert online intelligence into evidence
- How to search anonymously and covertly
- Accuracy and brevity in work

Afternoon Session: 
- Open source techniques and tools
- What are the best tools
- Practice and use of tools
- Where and how can we use them 
- Creating covert and anonymous profiles to use online

Day 3 - Images and deep social network searching

Morning Session:
- Tracing images and finding where they are on the web
- Image Exif and meta data extraction and tracking
- Using accurate search terms 
- Finding the data we need faster and more accurately

Afternoon Session:
- Social network tools and analysis (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- How social networks work and how we can exploit them
- Exercises

Course Outline

Please note that this 5 day outline is a guide only. During the booking process, the course will be adapted to your organisational needs and demands. The outline below is indicative only. 

Day 4 - Where else other than the web?

Morning Session:
- The dark web (ToR) - where to look and how to find the hidden wiki’s
- How suspects are using emerging and new technologies.
- Closed source intelligence gathering and use
- Deep web analysis

Afternoon Session:
- Money laundering tracking and methods
- How to deal with crypto currencies and digital money laundering

Day 5 - Geo-location, tracking and profile building

Morning Session:
- Tracking and tracing devices
- Digital profiling and analysis
- Internet tools to assist in building online profiles on suspects
- How to see movement, direction and places visited by a digital footprint
- Reverse engineering and social engineering

Afternoon Session: 
- How Wi-Fi, GPS and GPRS works
- Wi-Fi, attribution, cell site data, GPRS location services and technology 
- How an investigator can track devices, attribute suspect’s locations, devices and movement.
- Dynamic live time tracing
- Hotspot traffic analysis and tracing
- Exercises and live examples

Register your interest now

How to register your interest in the course:

1. Please order the course by clicking the link 'buy"

2. This will generate a non binding request for a quote. 

3. I will then contact you with a view to establishing the course content and dates available for the course. 

4. If happy with the proposal, I will generate and send an invoice.

5. 50% payment will be required upon booking, with the balance payable after completion of the course. 

Alternatively you may email me for more information.

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