OSINT Comprehensive

The OSINT Comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and practical skills in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) over a three-day duration. This course caters to investigators, researchers, journalists, and anyone interested in mastering the comprehensive aspects of OSINT.


Day 1: Foundations of Online Investigations


  • Focus on operational security and foundational skills for analyzing publicly available information.
  • Learn about risks associated with online investigations and techniques to view websites undetected.
  • Gain insights into safer alternatives to proxy servers.
  • Understand advanced Google search operators for efficient and targeted searches.
  • Cover the evaluation of websites and conducting people searches to gather information about suspects or individuals of interest.


Day 2: Exploring Images, Documents, and Social Media Platforms


  • Explore tools for reading embedded information in files and images to detect alterations.
  • Learn to extract additional data points for analysis.
  • Dive into social media platforms, including Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok.
  • Navigate, monitor, and investigate these platforms, incorporating techniques for geolocation data and user account analysis.


Day 3: Facebook, Emerging Platforms, and Advanced Techniques


  • Cover Facebook, emerging social media apps, and additional platforms such as Reddit, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Discover the latest search tools and privacy settings on Facebook.
  • Address automation and monitoring of social media using RSS readers and other tools.
  • Learn advanced techniques, guidance on continuing education, and computer clean-up best practices.
  • Conclude with course evaluations.


Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Kirby Plessas, a seasoned professional with expertise in AI and OSINT.

Format: Practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises with participant engagement in discussions and questions.