osint onboarding season hosted by Henk Van Ess

#OSINT
ONBOARDING SEASON HOSTED BY HENK VAN ESS

SOCIAL LINKS TEAMS UP WITH THE HENK VAN ESS (EX-BELLINGCAT) AND LAUNCHES A SERIES OF OSINT ONBOARDING ONLINE EVENTS WITH
THE AIM TO HELP BUSINESSES TO OBTAIN AND COMPLETE THEIR KNOWLEDGE
If OSINT is something that you work with on a daily basis, or an area that you have long wanted to dive into, but didn't know where to start – this webinar series will be very useful for you

ONBOARD

Start diving into OSINT if you are an aspiring investigator, or expand your background with the fresh cases if you are an experienced specialist. The extensive webinar program gives valuable insights for participants with different levels of knowledge in the topic.
Collect the latest techniques and methods that professionals use on a daily bases for successful conducting the most complex investigations. You will get acquainted with the ways of filtering Social Media, using geolocation techniques, searching by images, validating results and more.

LEARN

With the trial keys for Maltego and Social Links PRO you will try the methods of Open Source Intelligence with your own hands and conduct the real OSINT researches. Make connections with the most inspired members of the community.

DO IT YOURSELF

Collect the latest techniques and methods that professionals use on a daily bases for successful conducting the most complex investigations. You will get acquainted with the ways of filtering Social Media, using geolocation techniques, searching by images, validating results
and more.
The program of 3 webinars is diversified. In this way, the course will give you valuable insights whether you are a professional or a beginner and will include materials for different levels, from in-depth case overviews to specific advanced training.

Registration for the next webinar will provide you with access to the next two sessions that will be held in February and in March.

THE PROGRAM

LET'S GET PERSONAL
4 hours session about filtering Social Media
PICTURE THIS
4 hours session about geolocation, video and image research
March 16, 2021
4 PM (UTC time)
Online via Zoom
No recording
*finished*
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
4 hours about verification, validation and backgrounding
February 16, 2021
4 PM (UTC time)
Online via Zoom
No recording
*finished*
January 12, 2021
4 PM (UTC time)
Online via Zoom
No recording
*finished*
DURING THE COURSE WE WILL EXPLORE REAL-LIFE CASES THAT ARE BOTH A BASE FOR LEARNING OSINT TOOLS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF HIGH SKILL OF FIELD SPECIALISTS
EVENT ATTENDEES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE MALTEGO AND SOCIAL LINKS PRO TRIAL KEYS AND STARTUP GUIDES

THE CASES

Search for a corrupt Italian policeman,
with only a first name. How will we find his full name?
Learn a case of a fugitive from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of "catch me if you can" via social media.
Search for a weapons dealer from South Africa with a very common name. An impossible feat made possible through OSINT/Facebook tooling.
Learn how to find the victim of a murder case with one gigantic precise LinkedIn formula.
Search for people from New York who support the Turkish politician Gulen with the help of sophisticated Facebook Filtering.
Discuss the counterintuitive method of finding off-beat documents.
Learn how to quickly find the background of an unknown person with the help of sophisticated filtering.
Learn and discuss the strategies used
to turn a hunch into a hypothesis and
many more.
Search for a corrupt Italian policeman, with only a first name. How will we find his
full name?
Learn and discuss the strategies used to turn a hunch into a hypothesis and many more.

WHERE AND HOW ARE #OSINT METHODS USED

LAW ENFORCEMENT

CORPORATE SECURITY

HUMAN RESOURCES

LEGAL AND DUE DILIGENCE

MEDIA AND JOURMALISM

RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

OSINT AND SOCMINT ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE COMPLEX EVERY DAY AS WE SEE THE NUMBER OF WEB RESOURCES RISE
Corporations rely on OSINT tools to identify information leaks, brand risks, employee misconduct and much more
Legal departments use OSINT tools to check the backgrounds of counterparties and identify risks of nonpayment, money-laundering and much more
Law enforcement agencies use OSINT to find leads on criminals and establish their connections
Corporations rely on OSINT tools to identify information leaks, brand risks, employee misconduct and
much more
Legal departments use OSINT tools to check the backgrounds of counterparties and identify risks of nonpayment, money-laundering and
much more
Journalists rely heavily on OSINT in the course of their investigations to identify points of interest and hidden connections in cases
OSINT tools are used in science and research to establish scientific networks, conduct social experiments and uncover valuable data on population and other strata
Visualize connections and structures with the powerful tools

ABOUT THE HOST

Dutch-born Henk van Ess is obsessed with finding stories in big data. Media houses, like Buzzfeed, NBC News,ITV, Financial Times, BBC, Axel Springer, and De Persgroep love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk,on a regular basis to spill his secret, but he also helps law enforcement and NGO's. Henk, ex-Bellingcat, rarely appears in public workshops, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks for research.
HENK VAN ESS

Assessor for Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network