Open Source Intelligence & Publicly Available Information

OSINT & PAI Training

Most professionals only have the skill set to access the top 10% of what’s available on the internet through standard search methods. However, with the right resources and intelligence gathering techniques, enhanced collection and investigations can ensue from a trove of previously untapped data. Open source intelligence (OSINT) while unclassified and available, is not easily accessed.

Gates Defense Systems (GDS) offers subject matter expert instruction from a range of backgrounds including, finance, linguists, intelligence community, data science, and private sector investigations – to assist in collection and analytical techniques, equipping the participant with a skill set unlike any offering from traditional OSINT courses.

Past Performance


Auburn University


US Army

US Federal Law Enforcement (various)

Walgreens Boots Alliance

National Basketball Association


Los Alamos Labs

Why is this important?

Whether you are in cyber network defense, an intelligence analyst, corporate investigator, or law enforcement personnel, we have the curriculum and qualified instructors to enhance your capabilities.

From tracking the digital exhaust from a target on the dark web, to uncovering a source looking to disrupt your brand reputation by stealing your intellectual property – organizations must be equipped with defenses to prevent critical disruption in their company’s operations.

What we offer

Our classes addresses both public and private sector challenges, as well as the proper skill sets to counter operations designed to inflict damage on networks and businesses

The 2-Day GDS course will demonstrate techniques that are essential for any intelligence operation. The course is facilitated by leading Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with years of international, federal and commercial experience in both intelligence and counterintelligence methods.

What you will learn

Who should attend

This course will prepare you to:

Have a complete understanding of the OSINT process and be able to create your own process for collecting and analyzing information. You’ll understand and deploy the intelligence cycle, create sock puppets, perform enhanced searches and leverage international data found on the dark web.

At completion, you’ll be equipped to conduct your own investigations using the latest tools and techniques in the industry.


Our courses are fully immersive, leaving the student with a level of confidence not found in traditional OSINT training. Our instructors provide enhanced techniques to apply toward investigations and data collections.

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