Training

With new OSINT techniques being created everyday, it is essential to keep up with training.

Trace Labs endorses the following OSINT training providers and courses:

SANS SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis

Micah Hoffman runs a 6 day OSINT training course with SANS called SEC487: https://webbreacher.com/sec487/

This is a foundational course in OSINT gathering and, as such, will move quickly through many areas of the field. While the course is an entry point for people wanting to learn about OSINT, the concepts and tools taught are far from basic. The goal is to provide the OSINT groundwork knowledge for students to be successful in their fields, whether they are cyber defenders, threat intelligence analysts, private investigators, insurance claims investigators, intelligence analysts, law enforcement personnel, or just someone curious about OSINT.

The OSINTion Introduction to People OSINT/Missing People OSINT

Joe Gray runs regular 4 hour interactive virtual training courses on how to leverage OSINT in missing persons investigations: https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/6078180945365818113

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This course is designed to hone specifically in on the processes and tools used to perform “People OSINT” in situations where investigators are seeking to find missing people. This focuses on validating the information discovered and using it to pivot to valuable information, in both a Missing CTF and law enforcement setting.