The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

#CIJSummer: Financial OSINT. Deep Diving.

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has become crucial to many investigators’ ability to cross-examine allegations and reports of serious financial crimes.

This practical course will take you through real-life cases to teach you the core techniques to conduct deep-dive investigations to uncover opaque global company structures used to facilitate money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax fraud schemes, and more.

This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021
Time: 10:00 till 11:30 (BST London, UK time).
Group size: max 40 people.
Class duration: 1hr 30min x 1 times a day x 1 day
Level of participation: high, with regular Q&A sections

This session will focus on the following important areas of financial OSINT research:

– Understanding and profiling UK shell company factory structures

– Local to Global approach to identifying international connections

– Linking shell company structures to websites and fintech

OSINT is an ever evolving field – especially in the fast-developing world of digital finance, so up-to-date skills are essential. If you are a beginner, this course will help you get started in the field, for those who already practice some of the skills, the training will provide guidance on using the best and most current techniques available.

Technical Requirements

This course will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:

Zoom app
Camera and audio
This course will be hosted on Zoom. To find out more about how we use Zoom, please check out our Zoom InfoSec page.

8 July 2021 – Financial OSINT. Deep-Diving

Learn most recent OSINT techniques with a specific focus on financial investigations.

Dylan Kennedy

Dylan Kennedy has over two decades of expertise in the United Kingdom’s leading international Law Enforcement Agencies, Global Correspondent Banking Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Investigations, and Global Express Courier Logistics sectors.

Booking Form

  • 8 July 2021 10.00–11.30 Time zone: BST (UK Time)
Time zone: BST (UK Time)
Location: Zoom meeting
Goldsmiths Students (full time)*
Students (full time)*
Small Media/Education/NonProfit Organisations (<10 staff)
Large Media/Education/NonProfit Organisations (10+ staff)
Other Organisations

One ticket per person.

In line with our non-profit mission, our pricing operates on a sliding scale, ensuring large organisations pay more to subsidise places for smaller newsrooms, freelancers and students.

*Students places for this course are capped, due to limited capacity. Anyone registering as a student will be asked for a photo/scan of their student ID ahead of the course.

**Employed individuals who cannot have their employers pay for the course are entitled to the freelancer rate. Note that we are a small charity and rely on your honesty so please do not register as a freelancer if your employer is reimbursing you for the course.

We have a strict policy of No Refund and No Transfer of bookings.