News October 10, 2018

Trainings on Open Source Material

In late September the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) organised one-day trainings on the use of open source material to counter hybrid threats. Course participants included strategic communicators, diplomats and civil servants from more than 10 nations.

Open source information resides in the public domain, is freely available and reachable by only legal means. Due to the massive amount of information generated and published every day, open source material needs to be analysed effectively, if it is used to counter hybrid threats. Participants of the training were introduced with the basics of Open Source Intelligence, emphasising the legal limits of it. Later, useful methodologies and techniques for using open source material were presented, including searching tools. At the end of the training, participants had an opportunity to test the theory in practice by doing individual and group exercises provided by the trainees.

The training was organised by the Hybrid CoE’s Community of Interest on Hybrid Influencing in cooperation with the Open Source Unit at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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