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Open Source Intelligence, 4.ed

11/10/2023 - 18/10/2023, Online course

Nowadays, the world of intelligence and of collection of information for research and investigation purposes connects different levels of application and an increasingly interesting context for the world of security and for international politics. Among the different intelligence methodologies, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) is certainly the most important and it is based on the collection of valuable information from open sources. Furthermore, its great advantage can be identified in its preventive defense nature (particularly when dealing with cyber-attacks).  

The course on Open Source Intelligence aims to provide useful tools to learn about the world of open source and understand its use; learn how to go into detail in the universe of the Internet (e-mail, social media, etc.), looking for information, tools and open source material; get to know the main fields of application of OSINT; deepen the tools of geolocation and chronolocation; develop soft skills, such as scenario analysis, reporting techniques and the investigative approach.

The specialization course wants to collect undergraduates, recent graduates and professionals of any academic and professional background, who want to focus on their research and improve their analysis skills through the use of open-source tools and information.

The course on Open Source Intelligence is part of the Advanced Certificate in "Analista di Politica Internazionale".

It will take place in English on 11-12-13-18 October 2023, with the possibility of some modules and in-depth material in Italian. Through the online platform, assistance and tutoring will also be provided for laboratory activities and for the preparation of the exercises

The course is limited to a maximum of 20 attendees. The Institute reserves the right to postpone the course if the minimum number of participants required for its launch is not reached.

In order to participate to the executive course it is necessary to fill out the online registration form, and attach your curriculum vitae.

The registration fee is € 449,00 (VAT included).

For IAI Junior Members and Lazio Youth Card holders there is a 10% discount. For Ministry of Defense Employees or by submitting an "Early Application" to the courses that make up the Advanced Certificates of the I and II Semesters, there is the possibility of a 15% discount on the total fee, against immediate enrolment to be paid in a single payment.

Thanks to the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, two scholarships are also provided to cover the entire enrollment fee, to be paid based on income and merit. Please refer to the regulation (IT) for all the details relating to the request and the award of the scholarships. To apply for the scholarship, it is necessary to fill in the online form at this link.

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