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OSINT, or open-source (open-source) intelligence, is a key component of any serious investigation. The art of OSINT is to effectively use publicly available information to obtain relevant data. Find out what OSINT training is all about and how it can help your career.

What is OSINT?

OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) refers to the process of gathering information from publicly available sources and analyzing it to extract relevant data. This process can be used in a variety of sectors, such as law enforcement, national security, business intelligence and even personal security. Due to the growing volume of digital information and the ubiquity of social media, OSINT has become indispensable to the intelligence community and is widely used by security analysts, law enforcement agencies and companies to gain insights into potential risks and threats.

Why is OSINT training important?

OSINT training is essential for those who want to effectively use publicly available information in their work. This training will teach you how to safely and effectively conduct OSINT investigations, how to use various OSINT tools and techniques, how to analyze the information you collect, and how to prepare reports based on your research.

What are the advantages of using OSINT?

OSINT offers several significant advantages over traditional methods of collecting information. First, it is a low-cost method because it uses mostly free sources of information. Second, it is [ edgtf_highlight background_color=”” color=”#ec4e00″]an efficient method[/edgtf_highlight] because it allows searching a huge amount of data in a short time. Third, it is a legal method, as long as privacy and copyright rules are followed.

Who is OSINT training for?

OSINT training is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including intelligence analysts, law enforcement officers, cyber security specialists, penetration testers, investigative journalists and others interested in improving their OSINT skills.

What does OSINT training look like?

A typical day at an OSINT training course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises and discussions. You will be provided with a Linux virtual machine with a full set of OSINT tools to use during the hands-on exercises.

What are the hardware requirements?

To take full advantage of OSINT training, you must bring a computer that meets certain hardware requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, a 64-bit Intel i5/i7 processor (8th generation or later) or equivalent AMD processor, at least 8 GB of RAM, at least 30 GB of free disk space, at least one available USB 3.0 Type-A port, wireless networking (802.11 standard) and the latest version of the Linux operating system, Windows 10, Windows 11 or macOS 10.15.x or later.


The training is conducted by Marcin Meller, author of training courses, including the first OSINT training in Poland, an experienced trainer and consultant in various areas of intelligence, criminal analysis and security. He has taught Strategic Business Intelligence at Kozminski University. His solutions and specialized training have gained recognition among experts and provide a proven methodology for information acquisition and analysis. He has a rich history of working with major public and private sector companies.


Our OSINT training allows you to personalize the program, length and format (classroom, online, hybrid) to meet the individual needs and goals of participants from different professional groups and OSINT developers.

What does OSINT training include?

Our OSINT training is a comprehensive educational program covering a range of important topics, including:

1. OSINT 101

You will learn the basic concepts of OSINT, including what OSINT is, what its sources are, what tools and techniques are used in OSINT, how to assess the reliability of information sources, and how to avoid analytical pitfalls.

2. Basic OSINT techniques

You will learn basic OSINT skills, such as effective use of search engines, use of web archives, collection and processing of web data, metadata analysis, image search and analysis, facial recognition, social media analysis, geolocation data analysis, and more.

3. Virtual HUMINT

Virtual HUMINT, from “Virtual Human Intelligence,” is a term referring to intelligence activities conducted via the Internet, using information gathering methods characteristic of traditional HUMINT (personal reconnaissance), but adapted to the digital environment. In our OSINT training course, you will learn how to effectively obtain and analyze information on individuals or groups of interest, including how to identify Internet users and email addresses, how to conduct advanced social media searches, and how to collect and analyze the data obtained.

4. Operational Security (OPSEC)

You will learn how to comprehensively secure your online activities while maintaining privacy and anonymity, how to deal with potential malware, how to create fake accounts (aka sock puppets), and how to improve your organization and efficiency.

5. Examine websites and infrastructure

You’ll learn how to investigate websites, IP addresses and other infrastructure, including how to understand how systems work, how to leverage technology-focused search engines, how to find sensitive data in the cloud and much more.

6. Automating OSINT and the Darknet

An advanced variant of OSINT training focuses on using a personalized Linux virtual machine – ORYONENV (Oryon Environment), an operating system based on the Debian distribution. This custom-designed system includes a set of pre-installed programs to automate the processes of obtaining and analyzing information from open sources. In addition, ORYONENV is equipped with privacy features to guarantee security when performing complex information operations on the network and has configured access to the Darknet (TOR, Freenet, ZeroNet).

You will learn how to use automation to speed up OSINT processes, how to search large data sets efficiently and quickly, how to understand and effectively search the Darknet, how to understand and use security breach data, and much more.


By extending OSINT’s capabilities with ChatGPT and other AI tools, a wide spectrum of applications opens up that can significantly enrich and improve analytical processes in various fields. From semantic analysis to scenario modeling to task automation, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can significantly contribute to more effective open source intelligence.