Building upon the skills gained during Module 1, this second module will introduce students to the principles of open source research and the intelligence analysis process. As well as guidelines for the critical analysis of internet-sourced information, and the analysis and dissemination of research results, students will examine the structure of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and how search engines can (and sometimes cannot) index individual documents. Website scanning and downloading utilities will be demonstrated, in addition to a number of translation tools, and the Internet Archive. IP addresses and WHOIS lookups will also be introduced.
- Instructor: Jasmeen Gill