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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine08.02.2023, 16:32

More than 2,000 civil servants from all over Ukraine are trained to use OSINT tools

The National Cybersecurity Coordination Center at the NSDC of Ukraine, with the support of the US Civilian Research and Development Fund (CRDF Global) and the US State Department, is conducting a three-day online training on the topic: "OSINT - intelligence using open sources". More than 2,000 representatives of the public sector from all regions of Ukraine take part in it.

Head of the NCSCC Support Service of the NSDC Staff Serhiy Prokopenko noted that one of the key tasks defined by the Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine is to improve the qualifications of public sector specialists.

"Information and cyberspace have long been a battlefield, as russia uses cyberattacks, disinformation and fakes as part of the war against Ukraine. Therefore, our goal is not only to teach civil servants to search and analyze information from open sources, but also to understand how to protect their own personal data from the malicious actions of the enemy," he noted.

Due to the large number of people willing to participate in the training, the training will be held online in two stages: February 8-10 and February 22-24 this year. Together with the leading researchers-practitioners of the Ukrainian company "Molfar", the participants will discuss the latest research and perform practical tasks on the following topics:

- types of open source searches;

- searching for contacts and using Telegram bots;

- IPSO and its use as one of the methods of information warfare;

- HUMINT image analysis or social engineering;

- technical OSINT.

A lecture "GEOINT - The Art of Geolocation" by a representative of the French company Predicta Lab is also planned.