A comprehensive guide to conducting open source searches consisting of six 30 minute lectures, and 13 supplemental handouts. You'll learn:
The framework of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), including policy creation
A deep dive into OSINT and collection
Navigating social media and the Dark Web
OSINT investigative pitfalls
Intelligence and analyses
Navigating cyber threats
We teach students legitimate and highly effective techniques to find, gather, and analyze raw information from the Internet. Research shows that the vast majority of investigators are self-trained which presents a significant liability for law enforcement cases and a huge vulnerability for missed opportunities. With a deep dive into OSINT sources, ASI includes multiple “cheat sheet handouts” with hundreds of links, sample intelligence reports, and policy templates. Beyond becoming a better investigator, this course will equip you with the tools to implement new agency products and policies.