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Jane's Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Training

Transform open-source information into actionable intelligence

The consulting team from Jane's by IHS Markit delivers workshops that provide defense and security professionals with the latest Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) methods and techniques. The courses, which are both theoretically and practically valuable, enable trainees to go back to their desks and make an immediate impact on their organizations.

We offer two types of training solutions: Courses and programs customized for organizations as well as open registration training workshops that appeal to a wide variety of participants.

Customized training solutions

We work with a range of client organizations to optimize the OSINT skills and abilities of their staff. We design and base our programs on an initial training needs analysis and can provide a progressive sequence of courses and post-training review sessions to ensure that organizations and analysts derive the maximum benefit.

Open registration training solutions

We hold a regular series of open registration OSINT training workshops in our offices. We design these workshops to provide defense and security professionals with essential practical skills to transform open-source and social media information into intelligence.

Open Registration Training Schedule 2018

Jane’s Open Source Intelligence Masterclass (3 days)
12-14 September, Kuala Lumpur: Register now
2-4 October, Washington DC: Register now
3-5 October, Singapore: Register now
23-25 October, New York: Register now
23-25 October, London: Register now
29-31 October, Wellington: Register now
30 Oct-1 November, Hong Kong: Register now
5-7 November, Canberra: Register now
14-16 November, Singapore: Register now

Customized Training Solutions

To discuss customized training requirements, please contact us: Jane's

Workshops

We offer customized training workshops that fit specific client requirements. They are particularly useful for organizations that have large OSINT analyst teams. The workshops can be delivered either on-site or hosted by us and can combine elements from pre-defined courses or newly created courses.

Customized Training: Specialized Courses

  • Cyber-Security for OSINT Analysts: Practical measures for OSINT analysts to stay safe from potential cyber-threats while gathering information online
  • Islamist Extremist Media Analysis: Monitoring and interpreting discourse by extremists and supporters
  • Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence: Use of OSINT to generate geospatial intelligence/interpretation of OSINT-based GEOINT products
  • OSINT for Defence Industry: Effective use of OSINT in defense industry analysis and competitive intelligence, including analyzing national defense offset programs
Process
  • Needs analysis: IHS Markit OSINT experts have an initial discussion with you to understand your existing OSINT practices and to identify how our training will benefit you
  • Training delivery: We deliver the content at an agreed upon schedule that is flexible in terms of participant numbers and training time
  • Additional training: We offer additional courses to meet your specific needs, focusing on specialist skills and knowledge
  • Review: We conduct a post-training review to discuss benefits and challenges arising from the training
Principles
  • Relevant: We deliver knowledge and skills that trainees can immediately apply in their daily operations when they return to work
  • Practical: We try to avoid a ‘chalk-and-talk’ approach, emphasizing learning through hands-on guided exercises. We choose individual and group tasks that relate to the common intelligence problems faced by trainees
  • Cutting-Edge: All course instructors are experienced OSINT professionals who are not simply trainers, but are currently engaged in delivering OSINT reports and briefings to our clients, ensuring their expertise is state of the art
  • Inspirational: We encourage a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere in our training sessions, where trainees can feel free to ask questions, share knowledge and expertise, challenge their tutors and emerge inspired to continue the process of learning and professional development

Open Registration Training Solutions

To discuss customized training requirements, please contact us: Jane's

OSINT Masterclass

This three day course provides participants with an understanding of the uses, limitations, opportunities and risks associated with the use of open source information, by demonstrating a tried and tested approach to gathering and analysing relevant and useful information. The Masterclass equips analysts and researchers with a structured OSINT workflow and the necessary practical skills to efficiently collect, monitor, collate, and analyse open source information – enabling you to produce high quality OSINT reports and briefings.

After attending the OSINT Masterclass you will be able to:

  • Adopt a planned approach to conducting OSINT to ensure your outputs address the specific needs of your intended audience
  • Make the most of open source information research tools to locate, filter, and collect information and data more efficiently and effectively
  • Assess open source information for reliability, accuracy and potential biases
  • Search social media platforms and use appropriate social media tools for monitoring and analysing open source information
  • Derive meaning from disparate pieces of information, while mitigating the potential effect of common analytical pitfalls
  • Craft effective OSINT reports and briefings
Principles
  • Relevant: We deliver knowledge and skills that trainees can immediately apply in their daily operations when they return to work
  • Practical: We try to avoid a ‘chalk-and-talk’ approach, emphasizing learning through hands-on guided exercises. We choose individual and group tasks that relate to the common intelligence problems faced by trainees
  • Cutting-Edge: All course instructors are experienced OSINT professionals who are not simply trainers, but are currently engaged in delivering OSINT reports and briefings to our clients, ensuring their expertise is state of the art
  • Inspirational: We encourage a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere in our training sessions, where trainees can feel free to ask questions, share knowledge and expertise, challenge their tutors and emerge inspired to continue the process of learning and professional development
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