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Course Description

This 3-day course introduces students to collection and analysis of open source and publicly available information, white hacking techniques for stealth collection, methodology for evaluation and validation of sources of open and publicly available information, and OSINT best practices. The course also addresses the ethical and legal aspects associated with activities conducted in the cyberspace domain.

Learning Objectives

  1. Open source information collection techniques - No footprints left behind
  2. Best practice collection and analysis for the dark web
  3. The social engineering tactics used by foreigners and hackers to collect on US military personnel and civilians
  4. Best practices for validation and evaluation of sources
  5. Best practices to prepare an OSINT report
  6. Critical thinking applied to collection and analysis of open source and publicly available information

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.