SEC587: SANS Cyber Security Central: Feb 2022

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What You Will Learn

SANS SEC587 is an advanced open-source Intelligence (OSINT) course for those who already know the foundations of OSINT. This course will provide students with more in-depth and technical OSINT knowledge. Students will learn OSINT skills and techniques used in investigations by law enforcement, intelligence analysts, private investigators, journalists, penetration testers, and network defenders.

Open-source intelligence collection and analysis techniques are increasingly useful in a world where more and more information is added to the Internet every day. Billions of Internet users share information on themselves, their organizations, and people and events they have knowledge of, so it is a resource-rich environment for intelligence collection. SEC587 is designed to teach you how to efficiently use this wealth of information for your own investigations.

SEC587 will take your OSINT collection and analysis abilities to the next level, whether you are involved in intelligence analysis, criminal and fraud investigations, or just curious about how to find out more about anything! The course is filled with hands-on exercises, real-world scenarios, and interaction with live Internet and dark web data sources. SEC587 also provides all the fundamentals an OSINT analyst will need to learn, understand, and apply basic coding in languages such as Python, JSON, and shell utilities, as well as to interact with APIs to automate your OSINT processes.

In SEC587, students will learn effective OSINT methods and techniques such as:
  • Structured intelligence analysis
  • Rating the reliability of information and its sources
  • Researching sensitive and secretive groups
  • Image and video analysis and verification
  • Dark web and criminal underground investigations.
  • Creating and operating false personas (sock puppets)
  • Fact-checking and analysis of disinformation and misinformation
  • Cryptocurrency fundamentals and tracking
  • Using basic coding to facilitate information collection and analysis
  • Interacting with APIs for data collection and filtering
  • Conducting Internet monitoring
  • Automation techniques to support OSINT processes


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28 Feb 2022 Virtual Book now

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