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DIGOS / OSINT Module 1 (IACA-1)



For decades, our teachers have collected, reported and analyzed digital information for individuals, companies, the police, defense and other (inter)national government services about criminal and extremist organizations, international fugitives, hidden assets, financial backgrounds, rogue companies and risk areas. This knowledge has resulted in an exclusive recognition of the first Dutch training program in the field of digital data-driven working.


Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist®


During this modular, classroom-based post-graduate course you will learn how to combine information from public and semi-public sources and from social media sources (OSINT & SOCMINT) and supplement it with special digital research techniques, including:


  • C-HUMINT: Cyber-Human Intelligence
  • PFDAV: Predictive Forensic Data Analytics & Visualisation®
  • Digital Profiling and Monitoring

Combining the various techniques makes certain (sensitive) online information visible and usable. This concerns information that has remained hidden until now and that is often necessary to carry out preventive or repressive investigations or to take measures. 


Whom is this training designed for?


This practical training is extremely suitable for anyone who needs to be able to professionally collect, record and analyze digital (background) information or intelligence (IGW) about persons, (inter)national companies, organisations, activities or networks. This for the purpose of a criminal, civil, international, internal or financial investigation (undermining). This often involves protecting business interests or safeguarding national and international public order and safety. To achieve this, you will be intensively trained in the most current techniques and developments within DIGO (Digital Information-driven Detection and Action), of which OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) is an important part.


After you have completed this first module, you will immediately be able to collect, process and interpret digital intelligence about persons, (inter)national companies, organizations and networks with regard to, among other things, their financial integrity, secondary activities, events, places of residence or establishment, (default) performance and assets. You will also learn to follow and monitor people and organizations online in order to map out their (future) plans and activities. You can then supplement this information with the traced special research results, resulting in a more complete intelligence picture.


Due to the practical applicability of this training, it is extremely suitable for a wide range of professional groups. This includes employees of investigative and security services and regulators, but also mortgage and insurance advisers, KYC and CDD analysts, merchants, loss adjusters (PE accreditation NIVRE) and municipal officials.


Get to know our learning platform OSIDATA® and IACA Data Collection Applications


We have developed a digital learning platform especially for our courses. This secure platform, called OSIDATA®, includes thousands of OSINT and SOCMINT related tools, techniques, videos, scripts and references. Prior to the last module of this complete training, you will also receive access to the extra Cyber-HUMINT module in OSIDATA.


Overview components IACA Digital Information-driven Operational Specialist® | OSINT-1 (IACA DIGOS/OSINT-1) (IACA DIGOS/OSINT-1)


Part 1: Introduction 'data-driven working, detecting, acting and monitoring'

Part 2: IACA Tactical Digital Elements

Part 3: Cybersecurity

Part 4: Operators and building effective search commands

Part 5: Capturing digital information

Part 6: Use Virtual Machines and Mobile Emulators

Part 7: The Dark and Deep Web

Part 8: Digital Business Intelligence

During this training, the participants use exclusive procedures developed by IACA and registered software. As a result, this training can only be followed at IACA.


Reviews OSINT training IACA:

Course format: open, private or customized

Normally, this training is taught in a classroom setting. Nevertheless, we can imagine that, given your work, you would like to ask questions freely. In that case it is possible to provide a private training at our location for a minimum of twelve participants. We also provide, as you are used to from us, completely customized training courses based on (parts of) this module. We are happy to make you a suitable offer.


Our instructors have been screened and have entered into a confidentiality agreement with various government departments. Creating a specific non-disclosure agreement for the benefit of your organization or service is of course no problem.


Certification and Recognition


Our training institute has been audited by and registered with the CRKBO (Central Register of Short Vocational Education). This module (IACA DIGOS/OSINT-1) is part of the recognized course Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist®. This IGO training is a recognized official training that has been audited and accredited by the Center for Post Initial Education (CPION) and by the Netherlands Post Higher Professional Education Foundation (SPHBO). Our training institute is therefore the only civil organization in Europe that can and may issue this registered diploma. After you have completed this module you will receive the IACA certificate:


  • Digital Information-driven Operational Specialist® | OSINT-1


Our DIGOS/OSINT courses and diplomas are highly regarded by a large number of government services. If you already work for the government or if you aspire to a job with this employer, our DIGOS/OSINT training is a valuable addition to your CV.


Successive modules


If you have successfully completed IACA DIGOS/OSINT-1, you can participate in the module IACA DIGOS/OSINT-2. Click here for more information about the recognition of the diploma.



View the Flow Chart of the IACA OSINT / DIGOS / Cyber HUMINT courses:





This module is part of the training programs 'DIGOS/OSINT Analyst (SPEN), DIGOS/OSINT Expert (post-bachelor) and OSINT/DIGOS/CYBER HUMINT (post-bachelor)

  • This training consists of three training days.

  • Anyone who can navigate the internet effectively with a computer and has sufficient knowledge of social media, can participate in this module (IACA DIGOS/OSINT-1)

  • € 1595,- per participant.

    (Includes lunch, one year of OSIDATA® access and certification)

    • Start date: 09 January 2023
      • Training days: 09, 10 and 11 January
      • Only 0 seats available


    • Start date: 16 January 2023
      • Training days: 16, 17 and 18 January
      • Only 0 seats available


    • Start date: 06 February 2023
      • Training days: 06, 07 and 08 February
      • Only 5 seats available


    • Closed training: on request


    You can choose whether to participate physically or virtually in the training.


    The open courses are standard provided in Dutch, unless (English) is indicated.

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