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OSINT Research & Investigation Services

IMSL provide expert online investigations and research through its group company Digital Valour Limited.

Digital Valour have expert capability to conduct online surveillance and monitoring to protect and enforce your intellectual property rights and trademarks. We help mitigate the risks presented by piracy, counterfeiting, theft and fraud and have access to both criminal forums and criminal marketplaces. Our work is conducted to UK evidential standards, with a view to providing a conduit to Law Enforcement in the UK and internationally.

What is Open Source Intelligence?

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) refers to the practice of gathering information and data from publicly available sources, typically on the internet, to analyse and extract valuable insights. It encompasses a wide range of sources, including websites, social media platforms, news articles, government publications, and more.

OSINT is a crucial tool for individuals, organisations, and governments to enhance their understanding of various subjects, such as security threats, market trends, competitive analysis, and public sentiment. By leveraging openly accessible information, OSINT enables users to make informed decisions, identify emerging risks, and stay updated on developments that may impact their interests.

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OSINT Training UK – Delivered by Expert UK Practitioners

If you are looking for a way to improve your skills and add value to your organisation, IMSL’s UK OSINT Training is the right choice for you. We offer UK accredited courses (Level 1 and Level 3) in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), which are designed by expert practitioners.

You will learn the fundamental methods and techniques of how to find, analyse and use open source information for various purposes. You will also benefit from the feedback and guidance of our OSINT experts, who have extensive experience in the field. You can choose to learn online or in a classroom, depending on your preference and availability.

IMSL Training is an ELCAS approved provider, which means we support lifelong learning for members of the UK Armed Forces.

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Open Source Intelligence FAQs

OSINT provides businesses and organisations with valuable intelligence that can inform decision-making processes. It helps in identifying market trends, monitoring competitors, managing reputational risks, and detecting potential security threats. OSINT enables organizations to stay informed, make informed strategic choices, and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

OSINT training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to effectively gather, analyse, and utilise open source information. The key benefits of OSINT training include enhanced research capabilities, improved understanding of online investigations, proficiency in utilising OSINT tools and techniques, and the ability to identify reliable sources and detect disinformation.

OSINT training is particularly beneficial for professionals in the UK, as it equips them with the necessary skills to navigate the unique landscape of British open source information. It enables law enforcement agencies, intelligence professionals, corporate investigators, and cybersecurity experts to effectively gather intelligence, protect critical assets, and mitigate risks within the UK context.

In the UK, there are several reputable training providers offering OSINT courses and programs such as ourselves. These providers offer comprehensive OSINT training that covers a range of topics, tools, and techniques to equip professionals with the necessary skills for successful intelligence gathering and analysis.

Intelligence Analysis Training

As well as providing Open Source Intelligence Training, we also provide Intelligence Analysis training too. In our Intelligence Analysis training courses, we will provide you with 

  • The theory and principles of intelligence
  • An understanding of collection methods
  • The skills to analyse and techniques for disseminating data
  • An ability to think critically
  • An understanding of influences that distort rational thinking

The training on Intelligence Analysis offered by IMSL is crafted by seasoned professionals aiming to elevate your capabilities and contribute positively to your company. Our courses, certified by Ofqual in the UK cover essential strategies and practices to improve your insight and effectiveness in your role.

Through a blend of structured coursework, interactive modules, and expert feedback, available both in-person and online, IMSL Intelligence Analysis Training ensures substantial benefits for its participants by achieving significant learning outcomes. 

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