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OSINT Training: Investigative Techniques for Social Media

  • St John's County Sheriff's Office (map)

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This three-day (24 hours) course includes the following topics:
• Browser leaks and IP trackers
• Geo WiFi Sniffers
• VPNs
• Anonymization and the Dark Web
• Personnel safety and best practices
Basic Internet Research
• Evaluating websites
• Repetitive searching
• People search
• Working with images
• Monitoring Twitter
Social Media Investigations
• Facebook
• Instagram
• Snapchat
• Reddit
• TikTok
• Emerging Social Media
• Mobile Apps
• Open source assets for analyzing social media
This course is intended for law enforcement and regulatory personnel (both sworn and civilian), analysts, and administrators. Instructor John Gates, formerly of DIA and the Open Source Academy for OSC/OSE, is an experienced OSINT educator in analysis, dark web, social media, and emerging technologies. Students learn practical skills for immediate use in social media exploitation and proficiency in emerging technologies from a law enforcement perspective. These skills are compatible with Analyst's Notebook and other solutions but do not require purchase of additional software for use.

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