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Fundamentals of Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE)

Fundamentals of Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) is a 2-day training program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively conduct sensitive site exploitation operations.

Participants will learn the principles, techniques, and procedures involved in collecting, preserving, and analyzing sensitive information and materials found at various types of sensitive sites.

Fundamentals of Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE)

The systemic search and collection of information from a specific location is commonly known as sensitive site exploitation (SSE).

Sensitive site exploitation can also involve targeting material and persons from a specific location including the analysis of that information.

The objective of SSE is to answer mission questions, assist in future operations or help with supporting prosecution matters.

Sensitive site exploitation strategies can be used by all kinds of investigations and supports a myriad situations, including:

  • Air or ground mishaps
  • Weapon cache
  • Suicide or homicide
  • Torture chambers
  • Mass graves
  • Enemy safe house
  • Indirect fire (IDF) scene

However, the U.S. military has been especially active in SSE operations, such as in the War on Terrorism (WOT). More specifically, according to the DoD, SSE can help build an understanding of threat capabilities, fosters intelligence, and helps support proactive movements and positions to minimize, neutralize, or defeat threats.

Why choose TONEX for your Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Training?

Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Training course covers concepts and principles of SSE enabling SSE architecture, technologies, standards, modeling, analysis, engineering, testing and evaluation.

This Training Course covers all aspects of leading-edge complex Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) including Introduction to Sensitive Site Exploitation, Threat Assessments and Risk Mitigation, Planning and Preparation, Collection and Documentation, Physical Site Exploitation, Document and Media Exploitation, Technical Exploitation, Analysis and Reporting and SSE in Specialized Environments.  Tonex Provides any customized Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) related training and consulting services.


This course is designed for analysts, program, product and project (PPP) managers, technical professionals, project managers and engineers.

Program Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Sensitive Site Exploitation

  • Definition and purpose of SSE
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • SSE process and phases
  • Roles and responsibilities of SSE personnel

Module 2: Threat Assessments and Risk Mitigation

  • Understanding the threat environment
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Security considerations during SSE operations

Module 3: Planning and Preparation

  • Intelligence collection and analysis
  • Site assessment and reconnaissance
  • Equipment and resource requirements
  • Operational planning and coordination

Module 4: Collection and Documentation

  • Evidence and information collection techniques
  • Photography and videography
  • Documentation and chain of custody procedures
  • Handling and packaging sensitive materials

Module 5: Physical Site Exploitation

  • Searching and securing the site
  • Crime scene management principles
  • Evidence recovery and processing
  • Biometric and forensic data collection

Module 6: Document and Media Exploitation

  • Identification and preservation of documents and media
  • Document analysis and exploitation
  • Digital media forensics
  • Language and translation support

Module 7: Technical Exploitation

  • Electronics and telecommunications exploitation
  • Cyber forensics and data recovery
  • Exploitation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
  • Technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM)

Module 8: Analysis and Reporting

  • Information and intelligence fusion
  • Analytical techniques and tools
  • Report writing and dissemination
  • Briefings and presentations

Module 9: SSE in Specialized Environments

  • Urban environments
  • Clandestine laboratories
  • Border crossings and checkpoints
  • High-risk environments

Module 10: Practical Exercises and Case Studies

  • Hands-on exercises to apply SSE techniques
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • Simulated SSE operations




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