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OSINT Academy

Accredited Open Source Training for Industry Professionals

Enhance your skills for online investigative and intelligence professions with courses suitable for corporate, government agencies, and military intelligence environments. Our Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) experts will teach you up-to-date methods, ethics, and best practices to use in your own investigations.

Gain OSINT Skills to Conduct Effective Investigations

We understand that it's challenging to stay on top of open source trends and techniques. With our online and in-person training, you'll learn the latest techniques for online and social media investigations.

Training is available at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Live online and in-person classes are approved for continuing professional education credits with prestigious organizations such as ACFE, NASBA, SHRM, and ASIS.

Training in the Format that Works Best for You

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Self-Paced

Online training with assignments that you complete at your own pace over an 8-week period.

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In-person

Live, in-person training for your organization so you can train your entire team on-site at the same time.

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Virtual

Live, instructor-led online training for your organization so you can save on travel costs & train your entire organization at once.

Available Courses

The Foundations of OSINT | Self-Paced Virtual

8-week | $4,000/person

The Foundations of Open Source Intelligence presents students with the most effective methodologies used by cyber professionals and OSINT investigative personnel to locate and analyze information on the Internet. Students will use interactive exercises to become familiar with the volume of sensitive data on the Internet and how it can be exploited to develop highly detailed intelligence products. This learner-centric competency-focused education will train students on evidence identification, acquisition, preservation and investigative and analysis processes for traditional physical devices, ubiquitous technologies, cloud accounts and online communication.

OSINT Academy students will develop the following investigative skills:

  • Best practices for open source intelligence and dark web investigations

  • Evidence identification, acquisition, and preservation

  • Processes for traditional hard disk drives, IoT devices, cloud-based accounts, the dark web, and social media platforms

Fundamentals of OSINT | In-Person

2-Day Course | $2,000/person

Attendees of this two-day course will focus on the use of open source information as it applies to identifying and tracking individuals and organizations while creating investigative leads to aid in actionable outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on safely navigating the internet while adhering to local laws and methods of intelligence collection.

Attendees will be guided through:

  • Identifying key platforms and methods to use in investigations

  • Tracking individuals and organizations through social media, photos, videos, and by IP addresses

  • Understanding the dark web and how it involves illicit activity

  • Establishing a safe online presence

Fundamentals of OSINT | Virtual

2-Day Course | $2,000/person

Attendees of this two-day course will focus on the use of open source information as it applies to identifying and tracking individuals and organizations while creating investigative leads to aid in actionable outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on safely navigating the internet while adhering to local laws and methods of intelligence collection.

Attendees will be guided through:

  • Identifying key platforms and methods to use in investigations

  • Tracking individuals and organizations through social media, photos, videos, and by IP addresses

  • Understanding the dark web and how it involves illicit activity

  • Establishing a safe online presence

Business Due Diligence | In-Person

3-Day Course | $3,000/person

This comprehensive course focuses on essential skills for effective communication, research, analysis, and writing in business due diligence investigations. Participants will delve into key modules designed to guide them throughout the entire investigations process. Emphasis is placed on research methodologies, encompassing both domestic and international approaches, along with technical instruction on image searching and metadata exploitation. Learners will be guided through critical thinking processes such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis, enabling them to dissect organizational problems. Additionally, this course will build a foundation for effectively communicating investigation results, guiding learners in crafting executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation in order to gain customer buy-in and trust.

  • Conduct thorough business due diligence investigations, utilizing both domestic and international research methodologies

  • Employ technical skills for image searching and metadata exploitation to enhance research efficiency and depth

  • Apply critical thinking frameworks such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis to dissect organizational problems and identify key insights

  • Communicate investigation results effectively through the creation of executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation, fostering customer buy-in and trust

Business Due Diligence | Virtual

3-Day Course | $3,000/person

This comprehensive course focuses on essential skills for effective communication, research, analysis, and writing in business due diligence investigations. Participants will delve into key modules designed to guide them throughout the entire investigations process. Emphasis is placed on research methodologies, encompassing both domestic and international approaches, along with technical instruction on image searching and metadata exploitation. Learners will be guided through critical thinking processes such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis, enabling them to dissect organizational problems. Additionally, this course will build a foundation for effectively communicating investigation results, guiding learners in crafting executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation in order to gain customer buy-in and trust.

  • Conduct thorough business due diligence investigations, utilizing both domestic and international research methodologies

  • Employ technical skills for image searching and metadata exploitation to enhance research efficiency and depth

  • Apply critical thinking frameworks such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis to dissect organizational problems and identify key insights

  • Communicate investigation results effectively through the creation of executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation, fostering customer buy-in and trust

Business Due Diligence | Self-Paced Virtual

6-8 Weeks | $4,000/person

This comprehensive course focuses on essential skills for effective communication, research, analysis, and writing in business due diligence investigations. Participants will delve into key modules designed to guide them throughout the entire investigations process. Emphasis is placed on research methodologies, encompassing both domestic and international approaches, along with technical instruction on image searching and metadata exploitation. Learners will be guided through critical thinking processes such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis, enabling them to dissect organizational problems. Additionally, this course will build a foundation for effectively communicating investigation results, guiding learners in crafting executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation in order to gain customer buy-in and trust.

  • Conduct thorough business due diligence investigations, utilizing both domestic and international research methodologies

  • Employ technical skills for image searching and metadata exploitation to enhance research efficiency and depth

  • Apply critical thinking frameworks such as SWOT and Value Chain Analysis to dissect organizational problems and identify key insights

  • Communicate investigation results effectively through the creation of executive summaries, assessments, and supporting documentation, fostering customer buy-in and trust

Testimonials

Mike,

Beacon Transport

“I love it that you gave us methods that are ethical AND easy … You really did make me think—and begin to shift the way I think—about how I do my job vetting the individuals and the companies we work with.”

Joan,

Founder, Principal & Analyst, Sullivan Research, LLC

“HG is the best source for acquiring investigative knowledge and skills. Highly recommend.”

Bruce Sackman,

SPI President

“Cynthia is the undisputed, undefeated champion of open source intelligence. She is the number one go-to person for both training and actual research to collect electronic evidence and investigative leads from the Internet.”

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