Open Source Intelligence Investigation (OSINT) Course

£399.00 exc. Vat

This course will guide you on how to use the Internet safely and lawfully to locate new and alternative sources of information to complete your customer risk assessments.



Course Introduction

OSINT is a new and exciting course that aims to provide practical, instructor-led guidance and support to risk and compliance professionals to become even more effective in assessing customer risks and uncovering new sources of information that may be critical in identifying undisclosed risks.

Criminals, fraudsters, sanctions evaders and money launderers have become far more effective in evading traditional screening approaches used by regulated staff. In this course, learners will acquire new skills and knowledge that go beyond any reliance on watchlists and databases to perform effective, timely and forensic enhanced customer due diligence searches and investigations.

You will be supported with pre-recorded OSINT expert demonstrations and prepared templates that can be used during practical exercises.

When you are ready, you will be invited to complete a short, timed online multiple-choice assessment of what you have learned. If you are successful, you will receive a certificate recognising your success that is awarded in association with the University of Gloucestershire and be permitted to use the designation, GCOSINT on your personal profile.

What can I expect to learn if I enrol on to this course?

Learn how to:
  • Identify new sources of information that can be found on the Internet relating to individuals and businesses that can be used to assess risks.
  • Verify information that is provided by customers.
  • Improve decision making by locating undisclosed information that informs risk assessments.
  • Complete more robust and effective enhanced due diligence (“EDD”) when performing customer due diligence (“CDD”) and know your customer (“KYC”)
  • Upskill and modernise personal Internet awareness and investigation skills.

You will learn how to navigate the internet effectively to find and access new sources of information that will enable the completion of higher risk customer profile assessments for PEPs and offshore businesses, reduce fraud and other financial crimes such as money laundering and tax evasion. The course will also support you to perform more effective open-source investigation searches to identify and verify both natural persons and legal entities as part of your due diligence checks and monitoring.

The course is presented as a series of interactive Units of self-study that will enable you to enhance your existing knowledge, or gain new knowledge, that is detailed in the text and recorded demonstrations. You are then invited to put your new skills into practice by completing the associated activities.

The course is divided into two Parts –
Part A – learn new skills and gain knowledge
Part B – use the knowledge and skills gained in Part A to undertake a complete Subject Profile.