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Intelligence Analyst Training (I.A.T) Course

Aim

The aims and objectives of the ‘Intelligence Analysis Training (IAT) Course’ is to provide the student with the necessary skills and learning to undertake analysis of the differing forms of data, information and intelligence. The teaching will provide insight, understanding and practical application of the structured analytical techniques and products that they require to perform their role within an effective analytical environment. The student will through this learning understand the role of the analyst and analysis and how they can inform effective decision making.

Learning Objectives

  • analytical techniques
  • produce analytical products
  • inform decision makers of the threat, risk and vulnerabilities
  • challenge thought processes and perceived understanding through the application of structured analytical techniques to quantify their assessment to decision makers
  • provide effective assessment for tactical, operational and strategic planning and direction.

The students will continue to develop their application of analytical techniques through the use of a learning diary.

Duration

10 days

Target Audience

This course is aimed at new or existing analysts.

Effective Analysis of Communications Data

Aim

To enable delegates to apply analytical techniques to communications data within an operational environment and to use that analysis to provide operational direction and focus.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the role of the analyst within an operational environment
  • Explain the processes and legislation that govern the acquisition and use of communications data
  • Interpret communications datasets and integrate them in conjunction with other operational data, information, digital media and evidence
  • Recognise current and new developments within the communications industry and identify the potential threats and opportunities that these developments pose to the investigative process
  • Utilise operational datasets to build analytical processes and products that will aid investigative teams
  • Define the role of the analyst in the courtroom particularly in relation to the evidential use of communications data.

Duration

5 days

Target Audience

Course specifically designed for law enforcement analysts engaged within an operational role but can be applied to researchers, investigators or analysts in other fields.

Introduction to Communications Data

Aim

To provide a comprehensive overview of communications data, its acquisition and its use in enhancing operational decision making.

Learning Objectives

  • Define processes and legislation that underpin the acquisition and use of communications data
  • Explain the types of data available under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and how that data could be utilised within investigations
  • Describe network features and identify subsequent data acquisition opportunities
  • Interpret current data sets and apply that interpretation to inform decision making
  • Highlight the use of data in evidence and the crucial nature of attribution.

Duration

2 days

Target Audience

Designed for analysts and researchers but can be applied to investigating officers and managers working with communications data.

Cyber – Deep Web / Dark Web

Aim

To provide investigators and analysts with an insight into the workings of the deep web and its potential implication upon investigations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between the deep web and the dark web
  • Describe the levels of the deep web
  • Explain how TOR works and identify alternatives
  • Explore criminality that exists on the dark web and subsequent operational implications
  • Identify and explain different types of crypto currency including Bitcoin.

Duration

1 day

Target Audience

This course is aimed at analysts and investigators in all operational arenas.

Managing an Effective Analytical Environment

Aim

To provide Intelligence Managers and Senior Investigating Officers with an informed and practical application of tasking and managing analytical resources. To support a productive and challenging environment that enables the analytical resource to be used effectively to provide informed analytical products that inform decision makers.

Learning Objectives

  • enhance awareness and clarify ownership and responsibility for analytical environments.
  • assist you in managing the production of effective analytical products and processes that constructively impact upon results.
  • What is Analysis?
  • Analytical Roles and Structures
  • Commissioning and Terms of Reference
  • Results Analysis
  • Debriefing.

Duration

2 days

Target Audience

This course is aimed at Intelligence Managers and Senior Investigating Officers that task or utilise analytical resources.

Open Source Research and Investigation

Aim

To provide a comprehensive guide to conducting level 3-4 open source research and investigations for investigators, researchers and analysts enabling effective capture of evidence and intelligence.

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate an investigative mind set in relation to conducting open source investigation
  • Discuss legislation that impacts upon open source research and investigation
  • Identify useful tools and “add-ons” to enable effective data capture
  • Effectively use a variety of search engines to efficiently locate required information
  • Recognise the opportunities provided by on-line communities and social networking sites and also possible constraints that exist
  • Identify current websites to identify investigative opportunities and capture evidence.

Duration

2 days

Target Audience

Aimed at Investigators, researchers and analysts but can be applied to any operational role which requires open source research/investigation.