Open Source Intelligence

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), the practice of collecting and analyzing publicly available information. OSINT is a rapidly growing field, and this course is designed to provide students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to effectively gather, process, and analyze information from a wide range of sources.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the OSINT landscape and its relevance in today’s information age
  • Ethical considerations and legal frameworks surrounding OSINT
  • Techniques for gathering information from open sources, including social media, news articles, and other publicly available data
  • Tools and technologies for OSINT, including search engines, data mining tools, and advanced analytics software
  • Methods for analyzing and visualizing OSINT data to identify patterns and trends
  • Best practices for verifying and validating OSINT data
  • Case studies and practical exercises to demonstrate real-world applications of OSINT.

Who Should Take This Course

The course is designed for individuals who are interested in careers in intelligence analysis, law enforcement, cybersecurity, journalism, or any field that involves gathering and analyzing information. No prior experience in intelligence or technology is required, but students should have a strong interest in current events and a willingness to learn new techniques and technologies.


Upon completion of the course, students will have a strong foundation in the principles of OSINT and the skills to effectively gather, analyze, and visualize open source information for a variety of purposes.

Course Duration

4 Hour, online instructor-led