Training 2

OSINT: Open Source Intelligence
from theory to practice,
hands-on sessions and team challenges


This course exposes the concepts and basic knowledge for those who look out for the first time in the world of Intelligence and specifically the OSINT (Open Source Intelligence). Course goal is to provide basic knowledge about the world of intelligence, related disciplines, and then focus on the analysis of Open Sources  and its practical applications.

Table of content:


  • The world of Intelligence
  • OSINT: history and definitions

Module 1

  • Open sources methodology and characteristics
  • Search strategies

Module 2

  • Standard and not standard search engines: how to best use them?
  • The OSS and commercial search software: pros and cons

Audience type:

Everyone's, from tech guys to journalists, spies (LOL), Law Enforcement (seriously), CEOs, Brand Reputation Managers, etc.


Participants should bring their own laptops to be able to try the techniques and to do the exercices.


 Paolo Giardini (Security Brokers)

Paolo Giardini
(Security Brokers)

Paolo Giardini, Director at the OPSI (National Observatory on Privacy and Information Security), an AIP branch (IT Professionals Association, for which he also holds the position of Privacy Officer) deals since more than twenty years with Information Security, Privacy, Open Source and Digital Forensics, carrying out analysis and advice activities and delivering courses and seminars. He works as a Technical Private Expert (CTP) and Technical Court Expert (CTU) at several Public Prosecutors offices and courts. He spends his free time into the organization of the hacker game, "CAT - Crack a Treasury", that he created.
 Raoul Chiesa (Security Brokers)

Raoul Chiesa
(Security Brokers)

Raoul "Nobody" Chiesa was born in Torino, Italy.  After being among the first Italian hackers back in the 80's and 90's (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, establishing back in 1997 the very first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, establishing "Security Brokers", a visionary joined stock company providing niche, cutting-edge security consulting services and solutions.
Raoul is among the founder members of CLUSIT (Italian Information Security Association, est. 2000) and he is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, OWASP Italian Chapter, and at the Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/OPSI); he has been one of the coordinators of the Working Group "Cyber World" at the Center for Defence Higher Studies (CASD) between 2010 and 2013 at the National Security Observatory (OSN) at Italy's MoD. He is a former member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group (2010-2012 and 2013-2015), a independent ìSpecial Advisor on Cybercrime and Hackerís Profilingî at the UN agency UNICRI, and a Member of the Coordination Group and Scientific Committee of APWG European chapter, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, acting like a ìCultural AttachËî for Italy. Since July 2015 heís a Board Member at AIIC, Italian Experts Association on Critical Infrastructures.
Raoul publishes books and white papers in English and Italian language as main author or contributor, a worldwide known and appreciated Key Note and Speaker, and he's a regular contact for worldwide medias (newspapers, TV and bloggers) when dealing with Information Security issues and IT security incidents.


All supports and slides will be in english.
The speakers will talk in english.


One session of a full day: from 8:45 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:30


Price for the full day of training: CHF 750.-