OSINT: Advanced Data Retrieval

Open enrolment and in-house options available

This three-day course will provide you with the skills needed to become a master OSINT practitioner. We will show you how to use command line-based OSINT scripts to accelerate the collection of information on the subjects and targets of interest to you. We will also show you how to use virtual machines and mobile operating systems to test novel OSINT solutions and enhance your security. Finally, you will be shown how to configure and run a range of OSINT projects and investigations using the Raspberry Pi micro-computer.

There are currently no dates planned for this course. Register your interest for future dates or enquire about in-house options.

Course Outline

Working with the Command Line


  • Becoming a master practitioner
  • Having the right mindset, skillset, toolset
  • Legal, ethical and security considerations

Command Line OSINT

  • Working with the command line
  • Finding and installing OSINT scripts
  • Overcoming common technical obstacles
  • Developing an OSINT cookbook

Popular OSINT Scripts

  • Installing and running scripts for:
    • Website investigations
    • People search / background search
    • Username investigations
    • Email and phone number investigations
    • Social media intelligence
    • Web scraping
    • Breached data investigations
    • Dark web investigations
  • Monitoring the web for new OSINT scripts

Virtual Machines and Mobile Operating Systems (OSs)

Working Beyond Mac and Windows

  • OS alternatives for OSINT work
  • Recommended Linux distros

Virtual Machines (VMs)

  • Working with VMs
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Recommended VM tools
  • Installing and running a VM

Mobile Operating Systems

  • Recommended mobile operating systems
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Installing and running a mobile OS
  • Using a mobile OS for OSINT

Working with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi as a mobile OSINT solution
  • Raspbian as an OSINT OS

Working with Raspberry Pi

  • Set up and configuration
  • Running OSINT projects with Raspberry Pi
There are currently no dates planned for this course. Register your interest for future dates or enquire about in-house options.

Course Details

Who is this Course For?

This course is intended for experienced researchers, investigators and cybersecurity professionals looking to grow their knowledge of, and familiarity with, OSINT-relevant scripts and operating systems.

How You Benefit

On completion of this course, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand the basic principles of working with the command line
  • Find, install and run popular OSINT scripts
  • Remove common technical obstacles to working with scripts
  • Leverage OSINT-optimised operating systems
  • Integrate VMs and mobile operating systems into your OSINT workflows
  • Use Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and other Linux builds for OSINT research

What You Receive

  • A full set of course slides / user guides in PDF
  • An index of recommended OSINT scripts
  • A live USB
  • A Raspberry Pi device with supporting equipment
  • Six months of post-course support

Course Prerequisites

We recommend that participants wishing to take our Advanced Data Retrieval course first complete our Online Investigations and / or our Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) courses in order to scale their capabilities properly.

Course Requirements

Please bring a Windows or Mac laptop and ensure you have full administrative rights to this device. Additional software requirements will be sent prior to the start of this course.