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OSINT Intermediate 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.

ABOUT Jon

OSINT Intermediate Course

OVERVIEW

With the deluge of data that now exists, this course is designed to allow students to make sense of the OSINT world and focus on ways they can efficiently find, extract and exploit information that is readily available. ‘Googling’ for information is easy but you may not realise that you are being shown results that you already agree with and will be different from the same search conducted a few miles away by a different researcher. Your online browsing habits, history and location are used to filter your search and provide you with tailored results, and only from those pages that your search engine has indexed. This tried and tested course will greatly enhance both your internet research capabilities and your understanding of the potential OSINT has to complement other forms of intelligence.

Accredited by OSIRA, the Open Source Intelligence Research Association

Course Prospectus

SUBJECTS COVERED

This course will cover the following subjects:

  • Planning and Constructing Searches
  • Power Searching
  • OSINT Tools
  • Verification, Safety and Security
  • Use of Research Profiles
  • Automated Tools
  • Power Searching 2
  • Foreign Languages & Translation
  • Social Networks
  • Geolocation
  • People Finding
  • Google Dorking
  • The Dark Web

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is open to anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the OSINT domain and research techniques.

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of IT before attending the course, as well as exposure to intelligence processes.

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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