This course will focus on the numerous ways criminals and others with nefarious intentions, commit acts such as stalking, harassment, theft of personal information and hacking. The aspect of commercial data collection will also be explained as to how businesses benefit from your data. There will be plenty of real world illustrations and demonstrations will provide how attacks are performed and steps for anyone to take to prevent becoming a victim. You will learn how to properly create and store passwords, improve online security and privacy, secure computers and devices from online threats, and apply better defensive behaviour in regards to technology in the home, general environment or at work.
This will not be a free course but a paid course prices will be announced shortly.
Wizard of OSINT
About the instructor
My name is Andrew Fordred a Namibian and a Formula 1 fanatic (AndyF1 your first lesson in OSINT: username) but equally passionate about OSINT.
My career began in law enforcement with the Crime Intelligence Services of the South African police focusing on terrorism and organised crime, and later was employed in a number of corporate positions.
12 years on in 2005 I started my own business. It was from here that I became massively interested in developing open source investigations in support of due diligence, criminal investigations, and providing intelligence services. I spent many hours developing different techniques and exploring a variety of tools (setting up a VM used to be quite intimidating let alone trying to understand Kali) to extract data from that big open source aka “the internet”, complementing almost any form of investigation or research.
Today, not only am I associated with some of the best in the industry but also use python for OSINT collection, tools such as opensearchserver, Kali Linux, Maltego (authorised trainer), Hunchly and others. The journey hasn’t been easy, the industry is fast paced and it’s hard to keep up.
This is my opportunity to share my knowledge with my students, to support you through this journey and help you develop some incredible skills for effective and powerful open source investigations.