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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Fundamentals Course

course leader:

Jon Webster

OSINT

Jon developed an Open Source intelligence course that is now taught across UK Defence. Whilst serving, he provided OSINT Support to UK Special Forces for the London Olympics and enhanced many counter intelligence operations. His passion for the subject, and interest in cutting edge research and analysis techniques ensures that 3SDL’s OSINT training is relevant and current.

Imagery & ISR

Jon provided training and managerial support to the British Army Reserves Imagery Exploitation Unit after a successful tour as an analyst and shift leader in a multinational unit for US Predator missions over the Balkans. During this time he was responsible for training all Reserve Intelligence Corps recruits in intelligence analysis. Jon also has operational experience in various HUMINT disciplines and multiple theatres as both an operator and analyst.

Cyber

Jon led the British Army Information Security Unit providing information assurance advice and support to the MOD on worldwide operations and in the home base for both physical and technical matters. His team also conducted penetration testing, technical investigations, and digital forensics in support of counter intelligence operations. During this time, Jon was the technical investigation SME to Army HQ.

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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Fundamentals Course

OVERVIEW

With the deluge of data that now exists, these courses are designed to allow students to make sense of the OSINT world and focus on ways they can find, extract and exploit information that is readily available. These tried and tested courses will greatly enhance your understanding and decision making ability alongside other types of intelligence.

Course duration ranges from a 1 week introductory level course through to a 3 week practitioner course. Course content is tailored to individual requirements but includes a mix of classroom instruction and live scenarios. We are able to work with your existing IT or help you develop your own OSINT training capability. 

Course Prospectus 

SUBJECTS COVERED

The course has included subjects such as:

  • Basic OSINT Analysis Techniques
  • Planning and conducting searches
  • Safety and security
  • Operating procedures and legal aspects
  • Location and verification methods
  • Advanced techniques 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • The introductory course is open to anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the OSINT domain. Students are expected to have a basic grasp of IT before attending the course.
  • Military organisations looking to start or enhance their own OSINT capability.
  • Civilian students from non-governmental organisations, the media, law enforcement agencies and private businesses. 

course leader:

Jon Webster

OSINT

Jon developed an Open Source intelligence course that is now taught across UK Defence. Whilst serving, he provided OSINT Support to UK Special Forces for the London Olympics and enhanced many counter intelligence operations. His passion for the subject, and interest in cutting edge research and analysis techniques ensures that 3SDL’s OSINT training is relevant and current.

Imagery & ISR

Jon provided training and managerial support to the British Army Reserves Imagery Exploitation Unit after a successful tour as an analyst and shift leader in a multinational unit for US Predator missions over the Balkans. During this time he was responsible for training all Reserve Intelligence Corps recruits in intelligence analysis. Jon also has operational experience in various HUMINT disciplines and multiple theatres as both an operator and analyst.

Cyber

Jon led the British Army Information Security Unit providing information assurance advice and support to the MOD on worldwide operations and in the home base for both physical and technical matters. His team also conducted penetration testing, technical investigations, and digital forensics in support of counter intelligence operations. During this time, Jon was the technical investigation SME to Army HQ.

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