Open Source Intelligence Gathering

Dublin, CA - Alameda County Office of Emergency Services
May 09, 2017
Region I


CNOA and HIDTA are jointly hosting this must-see presentation on the use of advanced Internet research and intelligence gathering. Students will learn the most current and comprehensive research techniques using open sources, social networking sites and online auctions/sales sites such as E-Bay and Craigslist, as well as step by step procedures in conducting due diligence research, Internet profiling, and intelligence/counterintelligence in the most productive and fact finding ways. Students will also learn how to: Utilize the Internet as an effective investigative research tool(by manipulating search criteria) in locating and creating an entire profile on an individual or company; Establish and access Internet informational sources; Distinguish between reliable and unreliable information; Narrow research and focus on the best resources; Understand what is available on the 'net' that reflects personal information; Work with shared and marketed information; Locate information on an individual or business; Complete profiles on subjects under investigation.


$35.00 for CNOA members / $45.00 for non-members. Payment is due at check-in (cash, check, money order or credit card). Make checks payable to CNOA (Authorized payment only may be mailed to CNOA, P.O. Box 10818, Pleasanton, CA 94588).

Instructor: Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Arizona with twenty years of experience specializing in the areas of Financial, Open Source Investigations (OSINT), Corporate Investigations, and Intelligence/Counter Intelligence. She started her investigative career as an Economic Fraud Investigator. Ms. Stuart is an Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia and an Instructor at Quantico for multi country training programs. She provides seminars on her specialized investigative techniques in Open Source Investigations (OSINT). Over the past years, she has provided presentations, and private training, to both Federal and State levels of Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Intelligence throughout the United States including attendees of Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FBI, DOJ, Border Patrol, Indian Tribal Nations and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Additionally, she has presented classes for RSIG, ARA, Allied Finance Adjusters, Insurance Special Investigative Units and numerous financial and state associations. Moreover, she has written and published several articles pertaining to her investigative methods in various investigative publications and journals and is a featured author with her own column concerning Internet Profiling and Open Source Investigations titled “Internet FYI” in PI Magazine, a widely-distributed trade publication of the private investigations industry. Her presentation is entitled “Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering”.

Non-Member Price: $45.00Member Price: $35.00
Alameda County Office of Emergency Services
4985 Broder Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568