II OSINT Training
Extensive amounts of personal, business, political or even potentially incriminating data are currently stored on various websites and social media platforms which users access and update daily. This rapidly growing amount of information can be vital for businesses and governments in solving real financial, political, or criminal issues, with the help of a professional information analyst.
II Open Source Intelligence Training:
OSINT – THE SAIL WAY
The four-day Open Source Intelligence Training 2019/2 OSINT – THE SAIL WAY will be held on the 11th to 14th of June at our Vienna headquarters – The SAIL LABS Academy.
The workshop will address the new features of the SAIL LABS products Media Mining System and ASM. Furthermore, participants will be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and current in-demand skills in Open Source Intelligence.
Please find more details below and get ready to join us in a stimulating hands-on learning journey!
11th - 14th of June
Media Mining System & ASM
New Features, Changes and Enhancements
The latest version of the award-winning Media Mining System will be addressed, exploring the new additional features and many improvements as:
- Tips from the experienced users.
- The last system updates.
- In-depth knowledge of the new tools.
- How to create Automatic Quantitative Reports.
- The new WebMMC browser for analysing the data in any device.
- How to monitor live events using the new Dashboard.
Denial & Deception
Claiming the Denied Information and Detecting the Deception in Asymmetric Warfare
Denial & Deception as one of the oldest forms of asymmetric warfare occurs when state or non-state actors (e.g. terrorist groups, criminal organizations or separatist movements) use these distinct but intertwined combination of information operations to achieve their objectives against own targets, interests, or policies. Its goal is to influence the judgements made by intelligence producers and thus the consumers of their products.
Whilst denial refers to programs designed to eliminate, impair or neutralize the effectiveness of intelligence collection throughout all disciplines of intelligence, deception refers to manipulation of intelligence collection, analysis or public opinion by introducing false, misleading or even true but misleading information.
As the aim of the intelligence is to acquire accurate information, this day is dedicated to discuss how to detect the “denied” information on one hand and to recognize the deception and reveal the real intentions on the other.
Psychological Operations in the Age of Social Media and How to Identify and Counter Them
Brexit, US Presidential Election 2016, Arab Spring and the refugee crisis: events in which the public opinion was fundamentally influenced via social media by foreign organizations to reach its own strategic goals.
There is little doubt that social media provides a fruitful environment regarding the possibilities of psychological operations. The challenge is to identify fake news in social media networks as hostile psychological operations and reveal the originator in order to analyze the intention. Finally, all these facts need to be put into meaningful patterns for own future counterintelligence operations.
Consequently, the session concerning PSYOPS will provide participants with valuable, in-demand skills needed in countering foreign organizations’ psychological operations.
The New Wave of Jihadism and Extremism in
Left-Wing and Right-Wing Political Extremism in Cyberspace
The number of left-wing and right-wing extremists have significantly increased around the globe. Meanwhile, Jihadism is still an ever-changing threat in today’s security landscape. Making a sober assessment of these threats is therefore imperative for better understanding how these networks avoid detection from law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
This session will hence provide an overview on possible future trends of extremist tactics and strategies, their current cyber activities and their emerging narratives, ideology and adapting modus operandi online and offline.
How to create a truth engine (with Peter COCHRANE)
This session will be led by Dr Peter Cochrane, who has over 40 years of technology and operational experience and is a futurist, entrepreneur, business and engineering adviser.
Fake news is a concept that has always been part of a disinformation communication. Nevertheless, with the growing ease of communication, fake news and false stories are now spreading quicker than ever.
During this session, Dr. Cochrane will highlight the fundamentals of building a Truth Engine to better navigate the information seas and limit its dissemination.
Feature Request Session
This session will focus on discussing the current needs of OSINT users and the possibilities of further advances in the field, powered by SAIL LABS solution.
The Venue – SAIL LABS Academy
SAIL LABS Academy is located at Mariannengasse, 14, in the 9th district of the Austrian capital, a neighbourhood associated with many notable names of Viennese art and science. The main building of the University of Vienna, Votive Church and the Ringstrasse Boulevard can be easily reached in just a few minutes.
The Academy is a state of the art training facility, providing comfortable learning environment.
Language of Instruction
The entire training will be held in English.
Each training fee includes the course materials, daily lunch, one dinner, catering, welcome package and certificate.
The option that combines training and accommodation includes also four nights at Fleming´s Hotel, airport pick-up and drop-off.
For additional information, contact your responsible account manager or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions
The Fleming´s Selection Hotel
Located in the city centre in the beautiful “Josefstadt” quarter, directly behind City Hall and only a short walk from the Hofburg and Parliament, this upscale hotel delights for you: excellent service, comfortable Deluxe living, and an incomparable design concept.
Modern rooms with wood accents and high ceilings feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes. The hotel has a refined restaurant, and a swank bar, as well as a fitness room, and a wellness area with a sauna.
The City of Vienna
Austria’s capital is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
The city is a brilliant escape also during June, when the warm temperatures bring to every street a more vibrant atmosphere.
The course is formatted for a maximum number of 10 participants. Registrations are available until the 27th of May, 2019. For additional information or slot reservation, please contact your responsible account manager.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on the 11th of June!