Information gathered from public sources is a great resource for security and intelligence operators, and can be used to support immediate tactical-operational decision, or the creation of long-term strategies for a variety of security goals.

Protective Intelligence Network instructors will provide a three days customised basic training on Open Source Intelligence & Social Media Intelligence Exploitation for Security Practitioners and Law Enforcers.


An organization that invests in open source today is akin to an individual who invested in Google in its first year. OSINT has always been an integral component in intelligence … An organization with an appreciation for OSINT’s value and potential will be the most effective in the future. (US Central Intelligence Agency CIA website)


This innovative learning experience aims to provide the participants with the basic practical knowledge of lawful online investigation tecniques in order to make full use of and derive benefit from different open source platforms, in the frame of criminal and security investigations. No technical knowledge is required.


A realistic online investigation will be run during the training course.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Certified OSINT and SOCMINT Practitioner training is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively utilize Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) techniques. It covers a wide range of topics, including data collection, analysis, tools, and ethical considerations.

The training is ideal for professionals working in fields such as intelligence, law enforcement, cybersecurity, risk management, or anyone interested in enhancing their OSINT and SOCMINT skills. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners looking to expand their expertise in this domain.

The main objectives of the training are to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of OSINT and SOCMINT concepts, methodologies, and tools. It aims to enhance their ability to gather and analyze intelligence from publicly available sources, particularly online and social media platforms.

The training covers a wide range of topics, including OSINT and SOCMINT fundamentals, search strategies, data collection techniques, advanced online research methods, social media analysis, tool utilization, legal and ethical considerations, and reporting best practices.

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to attend the training. It is designed to cater to both beginners and experienced professionals. However, having a basic understanding of the internet, social media platforms, and research techniques can be advantageous.

Completing the training provides participants with a valuable skill set that can be applied in various professional settings. It enhances their ability to gather actionable intelligence, identify relevant information online, conduct effective investigations, and make informed decisions based on the collected data.

The training program typically lasts for a specified duration, such as several days or weeks, depending on the specific training provider. It may consist of a combination of in-person or online sessions, practical exercises, and assessments.

Yes, upon successfully completing the Certified OSINT and SOCMINT Practitioner training, participants are typically awarded a certification or qualification recognizing their proficiency in the field. This certification can enhance their professional credentials and demonstrate their expertise in OSINT and SOCMINT.

We may offer ongoing support or resources to participants even after the completion of the training. This may include access to exclusive online communities, updated materials or toolkits, webinars, or networking opportunities to facilitate continued learning and professional development.


We will provide you with details on registration, course dates, fees, and any prerequisites for participation.

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