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The Art of Open-Source Intelligence Analysis

Learn the principles for quality open-source analysis and be exposed to best practice techniques for communicating intelligence for impact

About the course

The Art of Open-Source Intelligence Analysis provides teams with a foundational understanding of intelligence - with a focus on open-source intelligence, and the importance and application of Structured Analytical Techniques (SATs) in conducting rigorous and impactful analysis.


With flexibility to be tailored to your organisation,  this program teaches participants how to:

  • Identify and evaluate sources of information

  • Think critically about real world intelligence and business problems

  • Identify and apply appropriate structured analytical techniques to best address those problems.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature, purpose and principles of intelligence​

  • Identify and evaluate multiple intelligence sources​

  • Think critically, conceptually and creatively about intelligence problems​

  • Identify and apply structured analytical techniques to intelligence problems​

  • Conduct open-source analysis and assessment​

  • Understand best practice for producing and reporting intelligence

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at a broad range of professionals who seek to improve their ability to analyse and interpret complex open-source material and learn more about the selection and application of Structured Analytical Techniques (SATs).

  • Intelligence Analysts who are responsible for collecting and analysing information to support decision making processes

  • Investigators, within law enforcement, legal and corporate environments who use OSINT to gather information on suspects, witnesses, and other parties, and use SATs to analyse and interpret the information

  • Risk Management professionals including professionals in finance, insurance and security who require insightful intelligence about cyber attacks or natural disasters

  • Journalists who seek to verify the accuracy of sources and information and provide more astute reporting

  • Researchers who gather data and information to support their studies and require analytical techniques to process and interpret the information to draw conclusions

  • Students who assist in developing critical thinking and research skills, which are essential in various fields including academia, policy analysis and research

  • People who work for non-profit organisations or private companies who work on human rights, environmental protection or humanitarian relief, who require better intelligence to make better informed decisions and better understand the context in which they operate

Delivery is available in multiple formats

  • Classroom based learning with instructor led education, in-person & virtually

  • Online, self-paced learning coming soon...

Flexible delivery

Instructor Led

Online, self-paced

Coming soon..
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