OPEN SOURCE TRADECRAFT provides a range of online and in-person training programs at leading institutions, as well as bespoke courses, talks, and workshops to suit the needs of organizations and teams in any industry.
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OSI 101: OSINT Tools and Techniques
Learn the fundamentals of OSINT tradecraft and operations, including how to accurately assess and effectively monitor new sources, collect and process relevant information, and characterize and analyse information for intelligence insights.
OSI 102: Essential Python for Intelligence Collection
Learn how to treat the Internet as a data resource and how to create automated data collection mechanisms. The course starts by teaching you the essentials of Python programming, and then walks you through the practical steps of constructing your first web scraper.
OSI 103: Advanced Python for Intelligence Collection
Take your web scraping skills to the next level by learning how to collect hidden text, image, videos, and more from dynamic websites, and how to overcome authentication issues to gather structured data from the deep web.
OSI 104: Intelligence Insights from Aggregated Data
Learn how to condition and prepare your collected data for further analysis, and how to construct analytical and visualization algorithms to extract meaning and insights. Learn to quantify and analyze linguistic data, and build machine-learning applications to categorize new information or to generate predictions based on historical data.
Workshop: Protecting Your Data
Learn about the vital principles and best practices of information, communication and operational security that can protect your systems, accounts, and data against theft and misuse.
Workshop: Combatting False Information
In this age of disinformation and misinformation, the verification of the content and context of information is fast becoming a vital skill. This course discusses the key methods of distinguishing fact from fiction.
Workshop: The Internet as a Data Repository
This workshop demonstrates the amazing power of basic programming skills to transform you and your organization from mere passive consumers of Internet data to power users capable of collecting any data at will for documentation and analysis.
Workshop: The Hidden Art of Online Search
This workshop offers an overview of advanced internet research/search techniques, including methods of finding information about people, organizations, events, places, dates and times, and much more across the open internet and on social media and content-sharing platforms.
Workshop: Image Analysis and Geolocation
When it comes to online investigations and intelligence gathering, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. In this interesting workshop we focus on extracting hidden data from images and videos, including geolocation, time and date, and many other clues.
Workshop: OSINT for Law Enforcement
From a law enforcement perspective, OSINT can assist with categorizing and verifying facts, identifying criminals, understanding ideologies, and recognizing emerging crime trends. This workshop is specifically designed to discuss these and other issues relevant to law enforcement and independent investigators.
Workshop: Information Verification for Journalists
A journalistic investigation is not a single method, but rather a mixture of creative and critical thinking and an understanding of how to navigate the digital landscape to recreate events, dispel falsehoods, and uncover facts. This workshop focuses on methods and tools available to journalists to verify the content, sources, and context of information to arrive at the truth.
Workshop: OSINT in Epidemic Intelligence
This workshop explores how OSINT methods are a potential supplement or replacement for official confirmation of Event-Based Surveillance (EBS) signals within the broader field of Epidemic Intelligence.
Hidden World of Information on the Web
Learn to find sources of publicly-available information on websites, social media, content-sharing platforms and databases, analyze relevant data, and assess the truthfulness of sources and the information they provide.