A Foundation Course to prepare for safe & effective Open Source Intelligence Investigations. Restricted to Law Enforcement Officers and wider Public Authority employees, and introducing powers available under the IPA 2016
A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
This is an 'open' course. However, only employees of a public authority may participate.
If you do not know how to comply with the law, do not investigate.
Legislation that governs OSINT Research:-
- ECHR & the Human Rights Act 1998
- Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
- Computer Mis-use Act 1990
- GDPR & the Data Protection Act 2018
- RIPA 2000 Section 3
- IPA 2016
Learn how to stay safe when you investigate:-
- The reasons why Investigators should use a False Persona
- Creating a legal and effective False Persona
- Maintaining a False Persona
- Awareness of a digital footprint
- Vulnerabilities of a digital footprint
- How to obscure a footprint & stay safe
Now we are ready to commence:-
- Understanding the Internet
- Domain Names
- Basic principles of online investigations
Introducing the process of the course, your trainer & Axeten
The Use of Open Source Intelligence in Investigations. This module is mandatory
The Process of Online Research into People. This module is mandatory
Relevant to III (OSINT) in the UK & Europe. The Public Authority version of this module is significantly longer, covering IPA2016 & CPS Guidelines
Explains and demonstrates the set up of an effective online false persona for OSINT research purposes
Explains and demonstrates how a computer can be kept safe and how its on-line footprint can be identified & altered
Explains how the Internet developed, its structure and the basic processes of investigating websites
Prepare for the Live Online Training, with study at home, in the office or while traveling on public transport.
The Axeten Blended Online OSINT Training provides flexibility, while delivering an up-to-date and comprehensive Open Source Intelligence training service.
We find that the slower delivery over 6 weeks, allows for better retention of information, than an intensive 2-day classroom training.
Also, the Blended Online OSINT Training causes less disruption for the Public Authority business processes.
Each Live Online Training is delivered in the morning, within the UTC 0 time zone.
Axeten has the capacity to deliver in other time zones.
The typical weekly study time required, varies from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the module and the delegate's existing knowledge.
A new course starts approximately every 2 months.
Each III (OSINT) Foundation course has 5 modules with 5 Live Online Training events, delivered over 6 weeks
On the assigned day of each week, by e-mail one module of the Blended Online OSINT Training material, is delivered to each delegate.
The material is in Printed Document Format (PDF).
Within the following seven days, the delegate should study the material provided and perform any practical examples.
On the same day of the following week, the Live Online Training will be available to all delegates.
By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.
Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesday and Wednesdays
Once a day of the week is established, the subsequent LOTs take place on the same day of the week, at the same time.
The typical duration of a LOT is 120 minutes, though the duration can range from 75 to 150 minutes for some modules
Each Live Online Training will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions concerning the current module.
After that, the trainer will cover the salient points of the module in some detail.
Processing modules are packed with real-time live demonstrations.
The trainer might set a short quiz to see how you are doing.
The intention is that, by the end of each Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.
The Live Online Training is delivered through the secure GoToTraining platform,
that can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.
The smartphone app is excellent. It really is viable to attend the Live Online Training, on a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to perform any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to be using a computer with two monitors.
At the end of each weekly Live Online Training, any client might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.
The tests are not mandatory, but it is recommended that all delegates take the tests. They allow each trainee to assess their progress and to become familiar with the process, which is the same in the Final Exam.
At the end of the Social Media OSINT Training, there is an option to take the final exam and receive a certificate.
With no extra cost, one person within the client Public Authority, who has an oversight requirement, shall have the capability to engage in any Live Online Training.
The person with oversight has the right to engage with the trainer and to ask any questions.
Also, a request can be made to Axeten to record the Live Online Training.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.
Delegates can login and then watch and listen to the recording.
Axeten constantly updates the training material, so that even the most experienced of researchers might be made aware of new techniques that might compensate for other techniques that have been excluded.
Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to OSINT.
Audience: Designed for Law Enforcement, and any Public Authority employees with a research mandate.
Jurisdiction: The Legal and Policy module relates primarily to the UK. Otherwise, the principles taught relate to any jurisdiction. Axeten is developing Legal and Policy modules for other jurisdictions.
Provisioning: PDF files and interactive Live Online training.
Format: One module each week except the second week where there is no module. Every other week starts with the PDFs and ends with the interactive Live Online training.
Duration: 6 weeks. Plus 1 week to prepare for the optional exam.
Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser. A webcam and a microphone are optional.
Data Protection: Each organisation and all its trainees, that take the training are responsible for protecting the data that might be processed during the training. Do not leak data to corporate interests. To do this, avoid use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.
Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect the course material. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else. This includes people inside your organisation.
Security: Each recipient of the training, and any purchasing organisation, is obliged to ensure that all computers and devices used during the course, are not compromised, so the material is not distributed unintentionally.
Weekly Tests: These are optional. The client organisation can set the pass mark, and where a pass allows the trainee to progress to the next module.
Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.
Examination Pass Mark: Pass mark is set by the client organization. Otherwise, it is 70%.
Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam have the option to request a certificate. On request, the mark attained shall display on the certificate.
Accreditation: CPD Credits: 13 Hours
Volume Discount: 10% on any single Purchase Order for 10 or more places.
Deferred Training: Using training seats purchased at a discount: All trainees shall commence a training within 12 months of the date of the purchase order.
Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.
Restricted to Public Authority employees
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Wednesday 7 July
Wednesday 4 August 2021
9am BST each Week
5 Modules over 6 weeks
£246 + VAT per trainee
Restricted to Public Authority employees
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Wednesday 1 December 2021
9am GMT each Week
5 Modules over 6 weeks
£246 + VAT per trainee