Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the art of researching via publicly available sources and then creating a report, which can be used for any number of applications. This can include, but is not limited to: Law Enforcement, Government and Military, Corporate Security or any other field that utilizes information. The information can come from anywhere on the internet. OSINT data can then be used to give support and credence to an investigation.
It is important to note that all data in OSINT is collected and/or saved, therefore leaving a digital footprint. The report created may have information, which addresses personal details of an individual or business, who may not have consented to such publication. Those researching for personal reasons; law enforcement, private investigators, etc., must be mindful of this before utilizing this method of information research/gathering.
In this course you will learn many OSINT techniques like collecting email addresses of companies, finding geo location information in images, searching by image, google dorking and much more. While some of the skills are more technical, you don't need to be a computer expert or advanced hacker to do this course. This is a beginners course that doesn't have any prior requirements. If you want to learn about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), this course is for you.