Open Source Intelligence (OSINT )

Short description

Huge amounts of data are generated on the internet every day and the amount of information is growing exponentially. Hidden in this flood of data are often small nuggets of gold: thanks to seemingly insignificant information, we can recognize patterns and discover clues that we need in our research to answer a wide range of questions.

In the age of Artificial Intelligence, however, it is also important that we are able to check the validity of this information and recognize potential misinformation or fake news.

OSINT is a process that offers a range of tools and methods to find the needle in the haystack and separate the wheat from the chaff.

Learning objectives

The course is a fast-paced, hands-on training. The course focuses on understanding OSINT methodologies and includes practical exercises based on real-life scenarios.

Through this course, you will be able to:

  • deepen and broaden knowledge of OSINT tools and methodologies
  • expand the field of research using OSINT tools
  • improve the effectiveness, efficiency and success of OSINT investigations
  • search for information on the Internet in a targeted and effective manner, including hard-to-find or previously deleted information
  • verify the plausibility of sources by means of online information
  • perform a series of advanced investigations using an individual's social media presence
  • locate the place and identify the date when certain images were taken
  • analyze company data using information found online


  • OSINT Foundation
    • Introduction to OSINT
    • Intelligence Process
    • Mindset and Strategy
    • Gap Analysis Method
  • OSINT Core Skills
    • Google Dorking and Advanced Search Operators
    • Metadata Analysis
    • Reverse Image Search
    • Language Translation
    • Web Archive
  • OSINT Advanced Core Skills
    • Geolocation
    • Cronolocation
    • Breach Data
    • Social Media Search
    • People Investigation
      • Username
      • Email Reverse Look Up
      • Mobile Reverse Look Up
    • Business OSINT
      • Insights
      • Official Documents
      • Reputation and Brand
      • Whistleblower
      • Customer Review

Target group

  • Persons interested in OSINT
  • Journalists / Fact Checkers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Attorneys / Prosecutors
  • OSINT Investigators


No special knowledge is required.