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Mission Specific Training

Illuminating the Dark Web

The dark web is a hive of illegal activity which requires specialist skills to access and investigate safely and effectively.  This course will provide a holistic training curriculum to take someone from starting out on understanding dark nets and the dark web, through to building investigation capability for threat actors across multiple dark nets.

In this course, you will learn about different dark nets and attribution considerations. You will also look at how to configure your client to access, and safely search, monitor, and investigate the dark web. Most importantly you will gain hands-on experience with accessing the dark web during the course. 

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Book your place at our 2023

Instructor led Course

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Develop a deep understanding of Tor

Lessons, demonstrations and student activities to understand the Tor network, client and network attribution and how to establish your dark web OSINT environment.

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Search, Investigate​ and Collect Data 

Learn how to use search, and investigate the dark web through various means. Understand what actors are on the dark web, how to investigate them, and how to effectively collect data.

The course should be attended by those who work in:  

  • National Security 

  • Military and Defence 

  • Law Enforcement 

  • Corporate Security and Intelligence  

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The Other Dark


Tor is the most popular and most talked about dark net. However, I2P, Freenet and Lokinet are equally important to understand and operate as illegal activity and threat actors are dynamic in where they operate online.

Communication and Cryptocurrency

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The course will detail the methods of communication on and off the dark web, such as secure email, PGP, Telegram and OnionShare. Learn about cryptocurrency as the preferred method of payment for services and physical items.

Illuminating the Dark Web is part of OSINT Combines Mission Specific Training (MST) series. Available via our training academy, in which you will receive 12 months access to training videos, practical activities and resources.

Our Training Team

The OSINT Combine training team is led by our Head of Training, Jacob Hunter.


Jacob held several roles at Victoria Police including Victim Identification Specialist with the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, and he was a Senior Instructor of Open-Source Investigations. Jacob begun his intelligence career in the Australian Army.

Jemma is our Senior OSINT Training Specialist, with extensive experience as an intelligence analyst, and has held various cyber roles in the intelligence community. Jemma has delivered OSINT training and development for several Australian Government Agencies.

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