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Open Source Intelligence Gathering Skills Level 3

From the darkest depths of the deep web to gathering Intelligence on a suspect on social media, the internet is a key tool in fighting the constant threat of terrorism or for those simply wanting to do research on an individual or organisation. This course will provide you the skill and ability to use the internet as an investigative resource, whatever the reason.

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Organisation Award in Open Source Intelligence Gathering Skills Level 3

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What the Internet is and how valuable it can be during investigations


Online investigator safety and privacy issues


Surface, deep and dark web issues


Navigating and searching the Web in an effective manner


IP research and domain tracing


Social media


Understanding blogs and forums


Image searching


People searching


Evidential captures and researching without leaving a ‘footprint’


Written theory test as part of table top exercise, practical skill assessment and ongoing formative assessment Individual performance during realistic exercise scenarios

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What Is The Organisation Award in Open Source Intelligence Gathering Skills Level 3 Course?

The demand for skilled intelligence researchers is high. The Intelligence Gathering Skills Level 3 training course will train the security-based delegate to an advanced level in gathering intelligence, primarily through structured desktop research.


We make getting your Organisation Award in Open Source Intelligence Gathering Skills a simple, stress-free process 


This course will provide an introduction to the deep web and covers topics from advanced search techniques to security and traceability. Techniques range from simple to complex search strategies in order to gain ‘hidden’ information on both individuals and corporate entities. 


What Does The Course Include?

From searching social networking sites, forums and blogs, to obtaining the identity of email senders and recipients, this course will reveal sources that are generally unknown and remain untapped.



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Open-source intelligence is data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context.

Generally, open source refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use or modification from its original design. Open-source code is meant to be a collaborative effort, where programmers improve upon the source code and share the changes within the community.

Sources and methods is a term used to describe the practice of intelligence collection and analysis. Intelligence sources may include information obtained from espionage, images obtained by satellites, intercepted communications, and publicly available media reporting.

An intelligence gathering network is a system through which information about a particular entity is collected for the benefit of another through the use of more than one, inter-related source. Such information may be gathered by a military intelligence, government intelligence, or commercial intelligence network.

This type of course would be most suited to anyone in the following professions: Professional Investigators and Covert Surveillance Operators, Security Companies, Recruitment Agencies and Human Resource Departments, Legal Professionals, Insurance Companies, Media Research/Journalism, Vetting Officers at Institutions and Corporate Investment research operations.

The type of content included in this course includes: Relevant legal acts, Tracing emails / domain details / IP addresses, social networks, search historical versions of websites, monitoring websites, useful databases, websites and software, analysing data to produce intelligence and creating an audit trail.

The benefits of uncovering this concealed information could influence the success rate of a business and can also translate to financial savings. Delegates will be trained to find an extensive range of data in less time thereby becoming commercially more efficient and effective.

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