Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Training

Most individuals 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 expert instruction from former Intelligence Community (IC) professionals to assist in collection and analytical techniques, equipping the participant with a skill set unlike any offering from traditional OSINT courses.

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

  • Foundation of OSINT
  • Advanced searching and analytics
  • Dark Web intelligence collection
  • GDS proprietary software tools currently used in government to conduct intel collection
  • Privacy and anonymity tools
  • Counterintelligence techniques
  • Social media and Geo-location techniques
  • Database systems utilization
  • Dormant and hidden website location

Who should attend

  • Intelligence Professionals
  • Corporate Security Professionals
  • Cyber Defense Analysts
  • Law Enforcement
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Investigators

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 and next-gen software, to apply toward investigations and data collections.

  • Active case studies
  • Didactic and Socratic learning methods
  • Live demonstration of online resources and GDS Dark Web analytical tool
  • Interact with former IC professionals
  • Apply new skill set to live investigations

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