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SOCMINT Exploitation in depth

Tuesday, 7th June 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm 
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
(Run as one full day of training)


Training Synopsis

Social media intelligence (SOCMINT) is a type of intelligence gathering, and is one element of Open- Source Intelligence. Depending on your organisational requirements, it is arguably one of the best sources of information to find and locate people and to synthesise social data points into meaningful analysis.


SOCMINT enables gathering information from social media sites, using non-intrusive means.


In a broad sense, social media refers to a conversational, distributed mode of content generation, dissemination, and communication among communities. SOCMINT is leveraging this information to draw conclusions and reduce uncertainty in decision making. 

Who should attend the training?  

  • National Security 

  • Military & Defence 

  • Law Enforcement 

  • Corporate Security & Intelligence 

  • Counter-Human Trafficking 

  • Counter-Terrorism 

  • Personnel Security 

  • Media (journalists) 

What are the training objectives?  

We will look at and retrieve information from all major platorms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, VK, YouTube, TikTok, and some Alt-Tech platforms.




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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