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Area and Event Monitoring

Dates TBC

Training Synopsis

With global uncertainty and a constantly changing geo-political landscape, such as the withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan and ever-present environmental disasters, there is often a key requirement for detailed area assessments and event monitoring. This can include; pre-deployment of staff to dangerous areas, travel activities of executives to unknown places, awareness of what is happening and how that may impact your operations, or general curiosity.  


Regardless of the use-case, OSINT is often the best method to rapidly assess an area because a large portion of "ground truths" come from the activity of people in the area and their data and insights that is made accessible through the internet. The challenge is collating the data, and refining it into a useable intelligence product that is accurate, relevant and timely. 

This one day course will focus on how we can take the plethora of sources and concepts and tie them into a succinct report.  

Who should attend the training?  

The course should be attended by those who work in:  

  • National Security 

  • Military & Defence 

  • Law Enforcement 

  • Corporate Security & Intelligence 

  • Counter-Human Trafficking 

  • Counter-Terrorism 

  • Personnel Security 

  • Aid workers

  • NGO Staff

What are the training objectives?  

Area and Event monitoring are an excellent start point for understanding an operating environment, therefore; the primary objectives of this course are: 

  • Finding, investigating, and monitoring events via social media

  • Collecting information from CCTV

  • Transport monitoring by land, air and sea

  • Alerts and triggers for events

  • Understand the information terrain  

  • Understand the physical terrain 

  • Understand the human terrain




Our Trainer

Jacob Hunter is the Head of Training and Tradecraft at OSINT Combine. Jacob was previously employed by Victoria Police and a member of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, in Melbourne Victoria. Here, Jacob worked as a Victim Identification Specialist. This work was very investigative focussed with a large portion of the work involving OSINT to locate and identify victims and offenders. Jacob's previous roles included being a Senior Instructor of Open Source Investigations at Victoria Police, and five years service with the Australian Army. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been the only disruptor to global supply chains in 2020/21. The SolarWinds cyber-attack and the impact of escalating trade tensions have prompted many government agencies and organisations around the world to devote more attention and resources to supply chain risk and resilience. The Australian Government's focus on supply chains is being replicated by governments across the world.  

Businesses and government agencies manage risk through a process of local optimisation - meaning they do not integrate with their supply chain to manage risk. By using OSINT tools and techniques to analyse and assess risk within a supply chain becomes critical. This course teaches OSINT tools and techniques that reveal the threats and vulnerabilities corporate entities and by extension, supply chains face. They can be used to inform decision making for organisations of any size, such as large multinational corporations, small not-for-profits, and academic institutions. Although supply chains vary immensely across sectors, vulnerabilities, and the threats that exploit them, are relatively consistent. 

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