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Gathering Information Online through Open Source Intelligence

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Date(s): Mar 11, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $269.00
Cancellation Date: Mar 04, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to use Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to gather evidence from overt publicly available sources and document findings in a deliverable manner that is admissible in a court of law.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Define existence, property ownership, and connections for an entity.

·         Identify related transactions, fines, and liens.

·         Examine and consolidate behavior related to an entity.

·         Explore deep web databases.

·         Refine search terms for specific results.

·         Conduct open source analysis using advanced tools.

·         Properly and report Open Source Findings


Identifying Open Sources

·         Define Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

·         Identify when to use open sources

·         Examine available data sources


Gathering Information

·         Databases and resources

·         Social media sources

·         Refining searches and advanced tools


Analyze and Report

·         Document Findings

·         Deciding what’s admissible

·         Reporting Findings


No prerequisites required.


Dorothy Haraminac

Ms. Haraminac (MBA, CFE, MAFF, PI) serves on the Council of Industry Advisors for Houston Baptist University where she provides industry insight and builds strategic partnerships to guide HBUs three cyber engineering degree programs. She also volunteers her time to train law enforcement, attorneys, and licensed investigators on cybercrime, gathering digital evidence in emerging technology such as bitcoin, other blockchain implementations, business email compromise, and darknet investigations.


Ms. Haraminac works closely with former credentialed counterintelligence special agents on the GreenVets team to coordinate best practices and response for a myriad of investigations. GreenVets collective expertise has included everything from complex oil and gas fraud to countering international terrorist finance operations and many things in between. Ms. Haraminac ensures investigations utilize cutting edge technology while also relying on the always important human element in any investigation.


Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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