Three Day Open Source Intelligence Training Course for Federal Government Security Screening Professionals – April 2020

Update – March 23, 2020: Due to the evolving nature of the information we are receiving with respect to the COVID-19 situation we have postponed this course. Please check back soon to see when the course will be rescheduled. 

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Due to the incredible feedback we have had on our previous OSINT course for personnel security professionals  working for the Government of Canada, we will be hosting another Open Source Intelligence (“OSINT”) training course for Government of Canada security screening professionals from April 14 to 16, 2020 in Ottawa.

The Standard on Security Screening (“the Standard”) issued by the Treasury Board Secretariat requires that “Open Source” (i.e. OSINT) inquiries be conducted where an Enhanced Reliability or Enhanced Top Secret clearance is issued. The Standard also states that “Open source checks may be conducted when not otherwise indicated as a mandatory security screening activity when adverse information is uncovered, for cause, or for the purpose of periodic monitoring as part of Aftercare (maintenance).”

The KeyNorth Group has been providing OSINT training to law enforcement and public sector investigators since 2008. Join us for this unique training course aimed specifically at screening professionals, where we will teach participants about research sources and techniques so that they may effectively gather information from publicly available sources. Sources include but are not limited to web-based communities and user-generated content such as social media sites; news media sites, public record and professional and academic sources.

We’ll also instruct participants on how to properly document their findings and we will provide them with tools to help them use the training immediately after they return to the office, and for years to come. We promise the training will be hands on and immediately actionable.

The details of the training are:

  • Location: Collaburo, 499 Preston St. Ottawa, ON
  • Dates: April 14 to 16, 2020.
  • Time: 9am until 4pm daily.
  • Fees: $1,013.85 per person plus HST (Total: $1,145.65). Where five or more individuals are booked from the same department a discount will apply. Please contact us for details.

Each participant will be issued a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

The location of the training provides convenient transit, parking and meal options. The course fees include electronic versions of the training materials.

If a registration is cancelled 60 days before the commencement of the course, a full refund will be provided. If the registration is cancelled between 60 and 30 before the course commencement date a 50% refund will be provided. Regrettably we cannot provide a refund after that period; however, substitution course participants may be permitted.

Regrettably, at this time, the course is only available in English.

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