• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The course helps learners understand the best times and ways to use an open source tool in research and reviews the basic functionalities of such tools. It encourages critical thinking to help learners push research further across several scenarios drawn from frontline experience, including executive-level RFIs, incident response investigations and information operation campaigns.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to: • Configure their systems to ensure good operational security (OPSEC) and safety while researching • Keep detailed case notes and avoid getting lost in their research • Think critically about when and why to use a particular tool within the context of a research task • Navigate basic functions of several common OSINT tools • Identify and use investigation pivot points and artifacts

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis