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OSINT Practitioner 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 Practitioner Course

OVERVIEW

This course builds on the OSINT Fundamentals Course and gives the students a more thorough insight into skills and tools to increase their OSINT knowledge and capabilities, introducing them to OSINT research management processes and operation considerations. The learning is reinforced throughout with real-world exercises and culminates in a team practical.

Course Prospectus

SUBJECTS COVERED

This course will cover the following subjects:

  • Social Media (SOCMINT)
  • Research planning and management
  • Geolocation
  • VPNs, VMs and tunnelling
  • Foreign language research
  • Depp and dark web
  • Source verification
  • People finding
  • Building an OSINT toolkit
  • Legal and operational consideration

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for intelligence analysts, researchers and investigators looking to enhance their OSINT research skills and knowledge.

Students are expected to have completed the OSINT Intermediate Course prior to attending the Practitioner course and have an understanding of 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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