Class Description

In this 4-hour course, the primary function of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is defined as well as legal and ethical considerations. This course also begins introducing procedural steps to collect OSINT in addition to basic tools and techniques. Basic familiarity with tools will be attained. This course includes one OSINT lab.


There are no prerequisite knowledge or experience requirements. No tools, API Keys, or virtual machines are required but could be useful.

What You Will Learn

In this 4-hour class, you will learn:

  • The fundamental basics of OSINT
  • Define legal and ethical considerations for collecting and storing OSINT
  • Gain a comprehension of the process for collecting, analyzing, and storing OSINT
  • Gain knowledge of some of the main tools and resources used in OSINT gathering
  • Weaponizing OSINT
  • Applicability of OSINT, both offensively and defensively

Who Is This Class For?

This class is for anyone from an absolute beginner in OSINT and Missing person investigations all the way up to seasoned law enforcement and beyond.


This course is normally $80, but coupon codes are often released on the following social media platforms:

Partners and Causes listed on the Partners and Causes page have coupon codes that will provide students with 15% off of course tuition and also provide the partner or cause a donation of 15% of the course tuition for each time their code is used. Choose your favorite and help them with fundraising!

Registration (Includes The Offering Dates)

The next sessions are:

  • April 23, from 6-10 PM (EDT).
  • May 11, from 6-10 PM (EDT).
  • May 16, from 1-5 PM (EDT).

You can see available dates and times as well as register here.

Class Offerings

This class, in addition to all others, can be viewed on the calendar here.

About Joe and The OSINTion

The OSINTion is an online and onsite Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training provider based in the US. The Principal Instructor, Joe Gray, is a recognized expert in OSINT and other relevant topics in information security. Joe’s passionate and common sense approach to OSINT is easy to comprehend and natural for students to follow along. By day, Joe is a Senior OSINT Specialist with a firm in the US.

Competitively, Joe has placed in the following competitions involving OSINT:

  • 3rd place in the NOLACon OSINT CTF in 2018 (as a member of the Password Inspection Agency)
  • 3rd place in the NOLACon OSINT CTF in 2019 (as a member of the Password Inspection Agency)
  • 2nd place in the BSides Atlanta OSINT CTF in 2019 (as a member of the Password Inspection Agency)
  • 1st place in the DerbyCon Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) in 2017
  • 4th place in the DerbyCon OSINT CTF in 2019
  • 2nd place in the Hackfest (Quebec) Missing Persons CTF powered by TraceLabs in 2019 (as a member of the Password Inspection Agency)
  • 2nd place in the Hackfest (Quebec) Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) in 2019