Social Media Open Source Intelligence

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Audience
This course is intended for anyone who wishes to be able to utilise advanced software and tools for finding intelligence on various social media platforms on the Internet. It will be of particular interest to those in the private and public sector investigations, compliance industry, financial institutions, insurance companies, journalists and those involved in intelligence collection fields.

This course provides delegates with Advanced knowledge in gathering Social Media Intelligence. Building on the Introduction and Advanced open source courses. This takes the gathering and finding of information online to the next level with in-depth use of advanced tools that are vital for covert internet investigations and intelligence gathering. The course is highly practical allowing delegates the time to explore and understand the tools and resources covered.

Prerequisites
Participants are expected to have a good knowledge of Open Source Intelligence techniques and have completed the Open
Source Inteligence Introduction course (QAOSCII).

Delegates will learn how to
What is Social Media?
Gaining valuable intelligence from Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp, Reddit, LinkedIn, Google+, VK, Snapchat and Skype
Utilising free Open Source tools
What information can be found on social media?
Utilising advanced searching techniques
Delegates will be invited to go on to social media sites, to do live searches to discover what content the user might be posting, as well as geofencing to determine their actual locations
To use Social Media for image analysis of photos and videos and content
Live monitoring social media content
How to securely capture and save the information they uncover
Use of urban languages used in social media
Use forensic linguistics techniques on social media postings to help identify individuals.
Use Blogs, Vlogs, Forums and Bulletin Boards
Gaming sites to obtain intelligence
Where to find and use off topic boards for information?

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Where applicable our QA OSINT instructors have a law enforcement, internet investigations and digital forensics practitioner experience aligned to the best practice standards, including ISO17025.

Module 1 - Social Media

This module covers the following subjects:

What is social media?
Describe the wide variety and most popular social networks
Where to find the information?
What information is shared on social network platforms?
Social Media search engines
Live monitoring social media content
How to securely capture and save the information they uncover
Module 2 - Facebook and Messenger

This module covers the following subjects:

What is Facebook?
Facebook settings
Facebook searching
What is “Facebook” Messenger?
What information can be found on Messenger?
Accessing Facebook on the dark web
Using Facebook API to find information
Module 3 - Twitter and Twitter third party apps

This module covers the following subjects:

What is Twitter?
Advanced Twitter search tools
Learn key third-party tools for gathering intelligence
Use tools for collating real-time News
Geolocation tagged social media apps
Identify devices being used to send Tweets
Twitter search engines
Module 4 - YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and WhatsApp

This module covers the following subjects:

YouTube search tools
Viewing metadata of YouTube videos
What information that can be found on Instagram and what search tools can be used?
Using a Instagram API to find information
What information that can be found on Pinterest and what search tools can be used?
Using a Pinterest API to find information
What information that can be found on WhatsApp and what search tools can be used?
Module 5 - Reddit, LinkedIn, Google+, VK, Snapchat and Skype

This module covers the following subjects:

What information that can be found on Reddit and what search tools can be used?
Sub-Reddit boards and how to use them as an intelligence asset
LinkedIn search tools and intelligence gathering
Google+ search and historical postings
Snapchat search tools
Skype search tools
VK postings and search tools
Using facial recognition software to identify VK users
Module 6 - Blogs, Vlogs, Forums, Bulletin Boards, Gaming sites and Off topic boards

This module covers the following subjects:

Current internet forums, communities and discussion boards
How to exploit Blogs and Vlogs for intelligence?
Tumblr source of intelligence and information
Forum/Blog search engines
Gaming sites
Off topic boards
How to locate Historical postings?
Module 7 - Geo spatial analysis of Social Media - individuals, images and devices

This module covers the following subjects:

Geo-locating images and videos
Content base searching
Reverse image searching
Video sharing sites
Facial recognition
Image verification
Geo-Spatial image identification from posts on Social Media
How devices expose our data whilst using social media
Module 8 - Forensic Linguistics in social media messaging

This module covers the following subjects:

To identify an urban language being used and to help comprehend the meaning.
What is an ‘urban language’?
Where to find information online and what websites can help in deciphering the text.
Forensic linguistic techniques used in deciphering social media messaging, the content and style.

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