Open source online investigations


This course gives online investigators, HR teams and auditors the ability to safely and lawfully gather information and intelligence from the internet.

The course is highly interactive and practical. You will carry out internet investigations to reinforce the new skills and knowledge you’ve just been taught.

The course can be tailored to your own organisation to make sure that the content is current, relevant and helps tackle your everyday challenges. 

Course Options

The programme can be taught at the Avatu Academy or at any suitable venue but we will need to have a PC/laptop and access to the internet. 

This course is provided at three levels of complexity:

  • Foundation (one day)
  • Intermediate (three days)
  • Advanced (five days) for law enforcement team members only
  • Deliverables

    By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Gain the ability to navigate internet resources so that you can capture and evaluate relevant data
  • Understand and apply the appropriate legislative considerations
  • Learn best practice for online investigations
  • Identify key public information resources
  • Learn how to obtain email-tracking data
  • Learn more about social media
  • Strengthen the ability to extract information from images
  • Understand the tools and products available in the marketplace (accredited product specific training available on request)
  • Suitable For

    HR teams, police (and other investigators) and auditors, or anyone else who needs to safely and lawfully gather information or evidence from the internet. 

    Lead Trainer

    Our lead trainer is an expert on the multiple disciplines of digital investigation with 17 years' UK police service. He continues to provide training, guidance and knowledge in his specialist field and is often consulted during the most complex, high profile criminal and cyber investigations.

    He is a superb operational user of, and trainer in, digital media investigation techniques, including the use of communications data, digital forensics and open source intelligence.

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    There are no scheduled courses at the moment. Contact us on 01296 621121 or email to register your interest or to find out more.

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