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Using Open Source Intelligence to Mitigate Cyber Threats to your Organization

Delivery: classroom // Duration: 3 days

Malicious actors and social engineers use Open Source Intelligence techniques to find information about Airports that may assist them in an attack. This Introduction to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) course will provide delegates with skills to become more efficient and effective at finding those key pieces of intelligence that threat actors may use to exploit their organization. This course is a foundation for building effective threat intelligence for your organization. The course is highly practical allowing delegates the time to explore and understand some of the tools and websites available.


Learning Objectives

  • Learn advanced search engine techniques and features

  • Identify websites for finding information on companies

  • Analyse website source code for investigative purposes

  • Use deep web sites and directories

  • Understand internet infrastructure and its use in intelligence gathering and investigation

  • Explain the digital footprint which is left when you are online and the dangers associated there with 

  • Use social media for investigation, intelligence and geolocation

  • Describe the best open source software to use for investigations

  • Access influential internet communities

  • Introduction to the Dark Web, criminal innovation and cybercrime  


Course Content 

Search engines

There are over 6000 search engines; some of the alternatives to Google will be looked at. Google has useful enforced term operators and advanced features that are essential for finding difficult information.


Finding People and Organization Information

There are hundreds of online tools for information gathering and data aggregation on people and companies. The most effective ones are explored.


The Deep Web

Most of the information in the Deep Web is not indexed by standard search engines. This module explores the Deep Web websites and directories.


Advanced searching and source code analysis

Understanding how data is displayed and indexed on the Internet and Web is vital. HTML, Email headers, Robots.txt, Analytics, AdSense and website ranking tools are some techniques covered.


Internet Infrastructure

Extracting useful information from internet infrastructure. This module explains how IP, MAC addresses and the DNS system work and why it is important for Open Source Intelligence.


Social Media

Social media has very rapidly changed the world and as an intelligence source it is arguably unmatched. There are many tools and 3rd party websites that make analysis of this data even easier.


The Internet of Things

Everyday devices are connecting to the Internet at an increasing rate. This has huge implications for OSINT. Google hacks and other websites show how easy it is to gather intelligence from devices connected to the internet.


Software for investigators

Install and use several software applications that help with OSINT research and investigations.


Internet communities and forums

Online communities and forums from Usenet to 4Chan have always been a vital source of intelligence. This module explores these forums as well as ways to search and find others.


The Dark Web

This module covers an introduction to the Dark Web, Tor, other Dark Web software and the breadth of Dark markets.


Online safety and cybercrime

Cybercrime increasingly affects us all. This module discusses Malware such as Viruses, Trojans and DDoS and the opportunities and threats they pose for OSINT.


Target Audience 

The intended audience is anyone who wishes to be able to utilise the Internet and World Wide Web better for finding information about and understanding basic threat intelligence. It will be useful to those in the who want to understand how their airport is exposed on the Internet.


Pre-requisite for Course Registration

There are no prerequisites for this course; however, participants need to have a basic understanding of computers and the internet.



The ISH Diploma.

Upcoming Session

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How to get to the ISH Campus?

Address: Südallee 1 85326 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 975 32275

Mit dem Auto- von der A92/München

Orientieren Sie sich an der Beschilderung “Frachtgebaude” unde verlassen Sie die Autobahn. Folgen Sie der Straße nach rechts, Sie überqueren auf der Brücke die S-Bahn Linie. Biegen Sie bei der nächsten Möglichkeitne rechts ab un folgen dem Straßenverlauf über eine langgezogene Rechtsverurve. Fogen Sie der Straße weiterhin bis Sie links abbiegen können. Biegen Sie links ab. Zu Ihrer Rechten erreichen Sie die “Luftpostleitstelle”.

By car - from the A92 / Munich

Follow the signs “Frachtgebaude” and leave the motorway. Follow the road to the right and cross the S-Bahn line on the bridge. At the next opportunity, turn right and follow the road over a long right turn. Continue to follow the street until you can turn left. Turn left. On your right you will reach the “Luftpostleitstelle”.

Mit der S-Bahn / dem Flugzeug

Steigen Sie in die S-Bahn-Linie S8 oder S1 und fahren Sie bis zum “Besucherpark”. Verlassen Sie in die S-Bahn-Station in Richtung Flight- Operations-Center (FOC/Lufthanasa) und folgen Sie am Ende der Treppen nach unten der Straße zu Ihrer Linken bis zum Ende der “Frachtgebäide”. Gehen Sie weiter gerade aus und folgen Sie der Straße nach rechts. Am Ende dieser Straße erreichen Sie die “Luftpostleitstelle”.

By S-Bahn / airplane

Get on the S-Bahn line S8 or S1 and drive to the “Besucherpark”. Exit the S-Bahn station towards the Flight-Operations-Center (FOC / Lufthanasa) and at the bottom of the stairs, follow the road to the left to the end of the “Frachtgebäide”. Continue straight ahead and follow the road to the right. At the end of this street you reach the “Luftpostleitstelle”.

Are events and trainings in English or in German?

Since we want to provide the best trainings and events for “Securing the Global future” we offer our programs in both English and German. You can tell which language the training or event is in by which flag icon is listed next to the title. A British flag for English or the German flag for Deutsch.

Where can I check my ticket order?

You can always check or make changes to your ticket order by using the link in the email you received after you completed your booking. If you don’t have this link anymore, you can request a new mail through our ticketshop.

What hotels are in the area?

While there are a wide range of hotels around the airport we have personally stay at both the Hilton and Hotel Novotel, and find them to be very nice and accommodating.

Hilton Munich Airport

Address: Terminalstraße Mitte 20, 85356 München-Flughafen
Phone: +49 (0)89 97820

Hotel Novotel

Address: Nordallee 29, 85356 München Phone: +49 (0)89 9705130

I have further questions and would like to speak to someone in person, who do I call?

Yes, you can email us at or call us at +49 89 975 32275. We are fluent in English or German.