This course is for OSINT practitioners that might have got into a rut, using the same limited set of processing techniques in their investigations.
The training will bring you up to speed with the GDPR which affects every investigation and the OSINT capabilities that are well established, but where the processing techniques might have changed and developed.
If you have not had any OSINT training since Facebook deprecated the graph search and TikTok gained traction, this course is for you!
There is no background reading, just 6 Live Online Training (LOT) events of 240 minutes each.
This course is not restricted to Law Enforcement.
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The OSINT Refresher course introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and online, well established techniques and resources that make up the extensive attack surface available to the OSINT practitioner.
The practitioner will have acquired the capability to deploy a wide selection of OSINT techniques.
The GDPR and similar legislation in other jurisdictions and the implications for all OSINT processing.
Privacy legislation in other jurisdictions that is similar to the GDPR might apply to OSINT practitioners in any jurisdiction & practicalities of creating and maintaining Synthetic Identities that not only keep the practitioner safe, but expedite processing activity and increase productivity. Well created and maintained SIs make work much more easy and less stressful.
Google Dorks and other advanced search queries including other types of search-engines with their limitations & capabilities with a focus on safe processing.
Processing the meta data of digital files and the file content to locate intelligence that might be in plain sight or intentionally hidden & processing of smartphone apps with a browser version or an emulator.
Processing e-mails, phone numbers IP addresses, domain names and other digital assets to locate and identify people.
Processing users and the content they publish on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social media platforms.
Processing users and the still and moving images (videos) content they publish on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.
Thinking it's 'probably the right person, because so much info seems to fit', is never good enough. For an investigation to proceed lawfully, the subject must be identified positively.
This module covers many of the techniques and resources covered in modules 2 - 5 that allow for a positive identification & an introduction to Data Breach.
Individual modules can be purchased
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A new course starts approximately every 4 months.
The OSINT Refresher course has 6 modules delivered in a term of 6 weeks with 6 Live Online Training events.
Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays.
Once a day of the week is established, all modules will be delivered on that same day of the week.
Start Notice: By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.
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 duration of a LOT is 240 minutes of which 30 minutes is for the Module Test.
The Live Online Training is delivered through two platforms, concurrently. They are the privacy aware BraveTalk and Zoom.
With BraveTalk, we provide one URL to connect and the same URL works for all modules on the course.
It is not necessary to download and install the Brave browser. You can connect with any browser, though Brave is a Chromium Browser and so BraveTalk does work better on another Chromium browser.
Learn all about browsers in module 3.
Zoom is not not privacy conscious. Even though Axeten has a premium account, Zoom will try to collect data about people connecting to the LOT.
So why do we use it? Because its popular and people rely on it.
Each LOT can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to process any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to use a desktop computer with two displays.
With one display, you can observe the training and on the other display, you can process any tasks set by the trainer.
All assessment is online with multiple choice questions.
At the end of each module, the trainee can take a Module Test.
Where all Module Tests are passed with a score of 70% or more
there is no need to take the Final Exam.
If a pass mark to not acheived on any Module Test, the trainee can take the Final Exam.
At the beginning or during the course, the trainee can decide to use the Module Tests only for practice
with the intention of taking the Final Exam at the end of the course.
The Final Exam should be taken within 1 calendar month from the end of the last module.
The Final Exam is activated on the request of the trainee and it has to be taken in one sitting within 7 days of activation.
Module Tests have only 3 or 5 questions and 30 minutes are pemitted to complete the test.
The Final Exam has about 10 questions and the time allowed is 60 minutes.
Where the course is passed, a Certificate of Acheivement is awarded with CPD credits.
The trainee can elect to have the average Module Test score or the Final Exam score display on the certificate.
Where the course is failed, but the trainee has attended all of the Live Online Training events, a Certificate of Attendance is awarded.
Each Live Online Training is recorded.
Delegates that are not able to attend a Live Online Training can request access to the recording.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.
TRAINING MATERIAL MAINTENANCE
Twice a year, Axeten conducts a complete review of all of the training material.
Any significant update located during any review is applied to the training material.
All review and update activity is recorded and signed off by a director.
LIFE LONG LEARNING
The best and most cost effective way for you to stay up-to-date is to subscribe to the Life Long Learning programme.
ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE - 6 MODULES
If you don't subscribe to the LLL programme and you are an occasional OSINT user,
consider taking the OSINT Refresher course. Do this every other year to preserve your capability.
The OSINT Refresher Course is available online or in a classroom environment.
OSINT UPDATES COURSE - 4 MODULES
At least once a year, take the OSINT Updates course.
The OSINT Updates Course is available online or in a classroom environment.
The monthly Axeten OSINT Newsletter provides info about new tools, techniques and resources.
The best of these are built into the next OSINT Updates course.
Subscribe to the OSINT Newsletter.
NEW COURSE INFO
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There are two types of deferral.
1. An organisation may purchase multiple seats in one purchase order, but defer the use of those seats until a later course.
2. A practitioner that starts a course, may for any reason, suspend their participation in the course and defer to a later course.
On the later course, the practitioner can pick-up from where they left off, or start the whole course again.
Scope: A Refresher course covering the salient matters relating to OSINT.
Audience: A Training for Law Enforcement Officers and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation remit but not restricted to Public Authorities.
Jurisdiction: No limitations
Format: One Live Online Training each week.
Duration: 6 weeks.
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 the use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.
Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect any digital asset provided by Axeten. 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.
Accreditation: All of the modules that might be taken in this course are accredited by The CPD Group.
Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.
Individual modules can be purchased
Wednesday 14 June 2023
Wednesday 19 July 2023
6 Modules over 6 Weeks
Individual modules can be purchased
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Tuesday 19 December 2023
6 Modules over 6 Weeks
Tuesday 23 April 2024
Tuesday 28 May 2024
6 modules over 6 weeks