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Certificate in Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Fundamentals - Virtual Learning Meirc Plus Speciality Training

Certificate in Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Fundamentals - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) can provide organizations with an insight into their digital footprint by utilizing the Internet to determine if any part of their organization or staff members are exposed; and thereby expedite decision making as part of their risk management process.

On this three-day National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) certified training course, participants will gain an understanding of what OSINT is and how to utilize it.  Moreover, participants will learn how to efficiently collect, monitor, and analyze OSINT findings and present these to stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a solid foundation in the field of OSINT and will have real-world confidence in this discipline with an ability to carry out effective OSINT investigations.  Participants will have the opportunity to earn an NCSC Certified Training Course Completion Certificate that is valid for 3 years.

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Overview
Course Methodology

This course uses a combination of presentations, group discussions, case studies and exercises based on real life situations. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify definitions, meanings and the use of concepts and terms that are used in the OSINT field
  • Analyze their organization’s intelligence requirements
  • Develop an understanding of the intelligence lifecycle and the individual components contained within it
  • Apply advanced search engine techniques to optimize search results
  • Develop an awareness of some of the more common geolocation services available and how to exploit data from imagery for OSINT purposes
  • Explain the digital footprint that is left when using the Internet, the dangers associated, and how proper tradecraft can protect against counter surveillance
  • Comply with legal requirements and counter OSINT bias
Target Audience

This course is suitable for OSINT Investigators, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts, Financial Crimes Investigators, Human Resources Personnel, Insurance Investigators, Intelligence Personnel, Law Enforcement, Private Investigators and all Security Awareness Staff. It is also suitable for those in the IT field looking for an introduction to OSINT.

Target Competencies
  • Legal Research
  • Privacy Laws
  • Data Protection
  • Intelligence and Analysis
  • Secure Operations and Incident Management
Note

This course is certified by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).  Participants who complete this course and pass the end of course exam will be awarded an NCSC Certified Training Course Completion Certificate that is valid for 3 years.

Course Outline
  • Overview of Open-Source (OSINT) Intelligence
    • Identify definitions, meanings, and use of concepts and terms, that are used in the OSINT world
    • The need for, and the benefits of, OSINT
  • Intelligence Requirements
    • The organization’s intelligence requirements
    • Where to find intelligence requirements
  • The Intelligence Lifecycle
    • The intelligence lifecycle and the individual components contained within it
    • The intelligence lifecycle requirements
  • Leveraging the Internet
    • How search engines work
    • The value of data online
    • Analysis of high-profile data breaches
    • Using advanced search engine techniques and features to optimize search results
  • Imagery Exploitation
    • Introduction to how geolocation works
    • Common geolocation services available, and how to exploit data from imagery for OSINT purposes
    • Protecting organization assets from imagery or geolocation services
  • OSINT Tradecraft
    • The digital footprint, the dangers associated, and protection against counter surveillance
    • Legal compliance and counter OSINT bias 
Associations
Associations
NCSC Certified Training

The NCSC Certified Training scheme provides a benchmark for cyber security training by assuring the quality of both content and its delivery. The NCSC Certified Training scheme is designed to assure high quality cyber security training courses. These courses are delivered by experienced training providers.

  • The NCSC has developed exacting standards against which courses are rigorously assessed
  • The assessment criteria, written by the NCSC, require the knowledge taught in NCSC Certified Training to be mapped to Knowledge Areas in the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge
  • The certification process is carried out by APMG, the independent certification body approved by NCSC to award certification and maintain the required high standards of assessment
The NCSC Certified Training scheme certifies two levels of cyber security skills training:
  • Awareness level — giving newcomers a thorough foundation in cyber security
  • Application level — in-depth courses for professional development
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