About Echo Academy

Echo Academy (EA) is the training division of Echo Analytics Group (EAG), an open-source intelligence (OSINT) research and analysis company founded in 2015. Its founder, Harry “Buddy” Jericho, discovered early in his service with the Department of Defense throughout 2007 the significant impact social media had across the world. However, the massive amount of information uploaded to the internet daily was helpful but not always reliable. This availability of information led to the development of research methods and technologies to find and analyze reliable information quickly. The result was the creation of an in-house methodology and an analytic tool resources platform; Discover, Develop, Monitor (D2M™) and the Cyber Intelligence Dashboard (CID). EA now provides perspectives-based digital media analytics training to public and private sector businesses and government entities, aligning it with the EAG company mission; to be the most trusted name in OSINT education, technology, and services. EA has trained over 4,000 professionals across the globe on basic and advanced digital media analysis. The instructional staff continually performs quality control of its training by applying information gathered through course surveys to improve and evolve the curriculum. Because of these ongoing quality control efforts, instructors can modify and customize each course to the unique requirements of its attendees as a matter of corporate policy. Further, practical and capstone exercises are client-determined.

Echo Academy Today

Today, EA is fueled by problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation, and a relentless commitment to client and student success. As the go-to open-source research and analysis company for government and commercial businesses across the globe. EA is available to assist your company with it’s open-source research and analysis needs. Courses are delivered on-demand, in-person, and virtual live to provide the most convenient training experience.


Lead Instructor

Buddy Jericho

Harry ‘Buddy’ Jericho is the President of Echo Analytics Group and a Senior Instructor. Buddy founded the Discover, Develop, and Monitor (D2M) method for conducting Open Source Intelligence Research and Analysis. Buddy has developed over 20 courses for intelligence professionals and has trained over 2500 security and intelligence professionals since founding Echo Analytics Group in 2014. Buddy is a certified intelligence officer with 20 years’ experience supporting national intelligence agencies and the US Special Operations Command. Buddy has deployed as an intelligence officer on over a dozen deployments during the wars in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Buddy also worked as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Military Joint Intelligence Center, where he briefed Senior Defense Officials on human intelligence operations. Buddy's real passion is helping to prepare today's warfighter and intelligence professional for tomorrows fight; just ask anyone who has taken one of his courses.


Alexis Miske

Alexis Miske is an instructor and analyst for Echo Analytics Group. Alexis has several years of experience working with various government entities and commercial organization. Alexis has an immense background on ensuring proficient and effective training through learning management systems and in-person training. Alexis is passionate and driven to make a difference and to ensure she sets her students up for success.