Searching for accurate and credible information can be frustrating and time consuming, ending with inferior results.
All investigators, journalists, intelligence gatherers and researchers start somewhere, today you can kick start your OSINT career with OSINT-Mini a free online course. Included is a guide to investigating usernames to identify the person behind a username and I will touch on how to refine your searches when you are "googling" for improved results.
What you will get:
- An understanding of open source intelligence, investigations and research, purpose and objectives.
- Learn about sources of information together with effective google and social media searching
- How to document and record information collected
- A short overview of Virtual Private Networks and their purpose
- Full access to our OSINT support page with tools and forum https://osint-i1.com
Plus a guide to help identify people behind usernames.
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.
What others have been saying about this course:
“Great course, i would recommend the course to anyone.”
GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF OSINT
The course videos were to the point right from the very first video. The best part is the videos are not very lengthy. Explanation is plain simple with last videos shown with examples. Worth of every time I have invested here. Thank you
I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed it. Whetted my appetite for the full course.
Definitely a resourse to check out.
this free introductory resources is quite useful for beginners.
Good teaser towards the main course, very insightful and i look forward to the main course already. Great job
I love this course!
Andrew you have done a very good job of designing this course.