Open Source Intelligence Investigation

Open Source Intelligence Investigation

This book offers an authoritative and accessible guide on how to conduct Open Source Intelligence investigations from data collection to analysis to the design and vetting of OSINT tools.

Author: Babak Akhgar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319476711

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 420

One of the most important aspects for a successful police operation is the ability for the police to obtain timely, reliable and actionable intelligence related to the investigation or incident at hand. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) provides an invaluable avenue to access and collect such information in addition to traditional investigative techniques and information sources. This book offers an authoritative and accessible guide on how to conduct Open Source Intelligence investigations from data collection to analysis to the design and vetting of OSINT tools. In its pages the reader will find a comprehensive view into the newest methods for OSINT analytics and visualizations in combination with real-life case studies to showcase the application as well as the challenges of OSINT investigations across domains. Examples of OSINT range from information posted on social media as one of the most openly available means of accessing and gathering Open Source Intelligence to location data, OSINT obtained from the darkweb to combinations of OSINT with real-time analytical capabilities and closed sources. In addition it provides guidance on legal and ethical considerations making it relevant reading for practitioners as well as academics and students with a view to obtain thorough, first-hand knowledge from serving experts in the field.
Categories: Computers

Open Source Intelligence Techniques

Open Source Intelligence Techniques

We have seen this protocol fail us when services shut down, websites disappear, and custom resources are dismantled due to outside pressures. This book aims to correct our dilemma.

Author: Michael Bazzell

Publisher:

ISBN: 169903530X

Category: Computer security

Page: 575

View: 107

Completely rewritten 7th edition contains over 550 pages and 30 chapters! It is time to look at OSINT in a different way. For many years, and within the previous six editions of this book, we have relied on external resources to supply our search tools, virtual environments, and investigation techniques. We have seen this protocol fail us when services shut down, websites disappear, and custom resources are dismantled due to outside pressures. This book aims to correct our dilemma. We will take control of our investigative resources and become self-reliant. There will be no more need for online search tools; we will make and host our own locally. We will no longer seek pre-built virtual machines; we will create and configure our own. This book puts the power back in your hands. The new OSINT professional must be self-sustaining and possess their own tools and resources. You will become a more proficient subject matter expert who will be armed with the knowledge and readiness to articulate the sources of your findings. Aside from eleven brand new chapters, hundreds of pages have been updated to keep your OSINT investigative methods fresh. Furthermore, an entire new section featuring Methodology, Workflow, Documentation, and Ethics provides a clear game plan for your next active investigation. All-new custom search tools, report templates, and detailed documents are included via download. Today, we start over.
Categories: Computer security

Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools

Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools

This book will also improve your skills to acquire information online from both the regular Internet as well as the hidden web through its two sub-layers: the deep web and the dark web.

Author: Nihad A. Hassan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484232132

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 183

Apply Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques, methods, and tools to acquire information from publicly available online sources to support your intelligence analysis. Use the harvested data in different scenarios such as financial, crime, and terrorism investigations as well as performing business competition analysis and acquiring intelligence about individuals and other entities. This book will also improve your skills to acquire information online from both the regular Internet as well as the hidden web through its two sub-layers: the deep web and the dark web. The author includes many OSINT resources that can be used by intelligence agencies as well as by enterprises to monitor trends on a global level, identify risks, and gather competitor intelligence so more effective decisions can be made. You will discover techniques, methods, and tools that are equally used by hackers and penetration testers to gather intelligence about a specific target online. And you will be aware of how OSINT resources can be used in conducting social engineering attacks. Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools takes a practical approach and lists hundreds of OSINT resources that can be used to gather intelligence from online public sources. The book also covers how to anonymize your digital identity online so you can conduct your searching activities without revealing your identity. What You’ll Learn Identify intelligence needs and leverage a broad range of tools and sources to improve data collection, analysis, and decision making in your organization Use OSINT resources to protect individuals and enterprises by discovering data that is online, exposed, and sensitive and hide the data before it is revealed by outside attackers Gather corporate intelligence about business competitors and predict future market directions Conduct advanced searches to gather intelligence from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter Understand the different layers that make up the Internet and how to search within the invisible web which contains both the deep and the dark webs Who This Book Is For Penetration testers, digital forensics investigators, intelligence services, military, law enforcement, UN agencies, and for-profit/non-profit enterprises
Categories: Computers

The Tao of Open Source Intelligence

The Tao of Open Source Intelligence

OSINT is a rapidly evolving approach to intelligence collection, and its wide application makes it a useful methodology for numerous practices, including within the criminal investigation community.The Tao of Open Source Intelligence is ...

Author: Stewart Bertram

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 9781849287296

Category: Computers

Page: 137

View: 274

OSINT is a rapidly evolving approach to intelligence collection, and its wide application makes it a useful methodology for numerous practices, including within the criminal investigation community.The Tao of Open Source Intelligence is your guide to the cutting edge of this information collection capability.
Categories: Computers

Internet Searches for Vetting Investigations and Open Source Intelligence

Internet Searches for Vetting  Investigations  and Open Source Intelligence

In the information age, it is critical that we understand the implications and exposure of the activities and data documented on the Internet.

Author: Edward J. Appel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439827524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 956

In the information age, it is critical that we understand the implications and exposure of the activities and data documented on the Internet. Improved efficiencies and the added capabilities of instant communication, high-speed connectivity to browsers, search engines, websites, databases, indexing, searching and analytical applications have made information technology (IT) and the Internet a vital issued for public and private enterprises. The downside is that this increased level of complexity and vulnerability presents a daunting challenge for enterprise and personal security. Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence provides an understanding of the implications of the activities and data documented by individuals on the Internet. It delineates a much-needed framework for the responsible collection and use of the Internet for intelligence, investigation, vetting, and open-source information. This book makes a compelling case for action as well as reviews relevant laws, regulations, and rulings as they pertain to Internet crimes, misbehaviors, and individuals’ privacy. Exploring technologies such as social media and aggregate information services, the author outlines the techniques and skills that can be used to leverage the capabilities of networked systems on the Internet and find critically important data to complete an up-to-date picture of people, employees, entities, and their activities. Outlining appropriate adoption of legal, policy, and procedural principles—and emphasizing the careful and appropriate use of Internet searching within the law—the book includes coverage of cases, privacy issues, and solutions for common problems encountered in Internet searching practice and information usage, from internal and external threats. The book is a valuable resource on how to utilize open-source, online sources to gather important information and screen and vet employees, prospective employees, corporate partners, and vendors.
Categories: Business & Economics

Publications Combined Studies In Open Source Intelligence OSINT And Information

Publications Combined  Studies In Open Source Intelligence  OSINT  And Information

Over 1,600 total pages .

Author:

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1610

View: 279

Over 1,600 total pages ... CONTENTS: AN OPEN SOURCE APPROACH TO SOCIAL MEDIA DATA GATHERING Open Source Intelligence – Doctrine’s Neglected Child (Unclassified) Aggregation Techniques to Characterize Social Networks Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): Issues for Congress A BURNING NEED TO KNOW: THE USE OF OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE IN THE FIRE SERVICE Balancing Social Media with Operations Security (OPSEC) in the 21st Century Sailing the Sea of OSINT in the Information Age Social Media: Valuable Tools in Today‘s Operational Environment ENHANCING A WEB CRAWLER WITH ARABIC SEARCH CAPABILITY UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FURTHER THE NATIONWIDE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING INITIATIVE THE WHO, WHAT AND HOW OF SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLOITATION FOR A COMBATANT COMMANDER Open Source Cybersecurity for the 21st Century UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE: CAN BEHAVIORAL INDICATORS HELP PREDICT WHO WILL COMMIT UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION? ATP 2-22.9 Open-Source Intelligence NTTP 3-13.3M OPERATIONS SECURITY (OPSEC) FM 2-22.3 HUMAN INTELLIGENCE COLLECTOR OPERATIONS
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INTELLIGENCE AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

INTELLIGENCE AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION

This is known as open-source information, or open-source intelligence,74 and it
is used to produce intelligence in the same way covert and clandestine data are
used. Private investigators estimate that they can obtain between 70 and 80 ...

Author: Hank Prunckun

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398088897

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 773

While many books have been written about private investigation, this text is different in that it does not deal with the subject from traditional perspectives. It examines how private investigation has grown, particularly since 9-11, into an exacting and sophisticated occupation. The book looks at the key issues in what it describes as private intelligence; that is, intelligence activities practiced by operatives other than law enforcement, national security, or the military. Eleven world experts contribute chapters addressing key practice issues concerning the skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary in the new realm of private intelligence. The initial three chapters provide a report on present-day private intelligence and offer an overview of the specifics of intelligence issues that follow. Eleven subsequent chapters take the reader progressively through various intelligence-related subjects. Major topics presented include: skills for intelligence-led private investigators, open source intelligence, target profiling, fraud intelligence, political intelligence, anti-terrorist and anti-gang intelligence, illicit organizations and financial intelligence, counterintelligence, clandestine communication methods, preparing a prosecution brief, legal issues for intelligence-led private investigators, and ethical issues for intelligence-led private investigators. Additionally, the text contains several features that will appeal to both students and instructors. These include a set of key terms and phrases, a number of study questions, and learning activities in each chapter. Written in a clear and concise style, the text provides a foundation of practical and useful information. It will be a most important and unique resource for undergraduate students in private investigation courses as well as intelligence practitioners and general readers interested in self-development study.
Categories: Law

HCI for Cybersecurity Privacy and Trust

HCI for Cybersecurity  Privacy and Trust

Glassman, M., Kang, M.J.: Intelligence in the internet age: the emergence and
evolution of open source intelligence ... (2014) Akhgar, B., Bayerl, P.S., Sampson,
F.: Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From Strategy to Implementation.

Author: Abbas Moallem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030223519

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 544

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust, HCI-CPT 2019, which was held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019. The total of 1275 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. HCI-CPT 2019 includes a total of 32 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Authentication; cybersecurity awareness and behavior; security and usability; and privacy and trust.
Categories: Computers

Hunting Cyber Criminals

Hunting Cyber Criminals

This book explores Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) inside out from multiple perspectives, including those of hackers and seasoned intelligence experts.

Author: Vinny Troia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119540991

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 928

The skills and tools for collecting, verifying and correlating information from different types of systems is an essential skill when tracking down hackers. This book explores Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) inside out from multiple perspectives, including those of hackers and seasoned intelligence experts. OSINT refers to the techniques and tools required to harvest publicly available data concerning a person or an organization. With several years of experience of tracking hackers with OSINT, the author whips up a classical plot-line involving a hunt for a threat actor. While taking the audience through the thrilling investigative drama, the author immerses the audience with in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art OSINT tools and techniques. Technical users will want a basic understanding of the Linux command line in order to follow the examples. But a person with no Linux or programming experience can still gain a lot from this book through the commentaries. This book’s unique digital investigation proposition is a combination of story-telling, tutorials, and case studies. The book explores digital investigation from multiple angles: Through the eyes of the author who has several years of experience in the subject. Through the mind of the hacker who collects massive amounts of data from multiple online sources to identify targets as well as ways to hit the targets. Through the eyes of industry leaders. This book is ideal for: Investigation professionals, forensic analysts, and CISO/CIO and other executives wanting to understand the mindset of a hacker and how seemingly harmless information can be used to target their organization. Security analysts, forensic investigators, and SOC teams looking for new approaches on digital investigations from the perspective of collecting and parsing publicly available information. CISOs and defense teams will find this book useful because it takes the perspective of infiltrating an organization from the mindset of a hacker. The commentary provided by outside experts will also provide them with ideas to further protect their organization’s data.
Categories: Computers

Pre Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

Pre Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

O Open-source intelligence (OSINT) description, 199–200 discovering
information, 271 Oral boards/panel interviews, 299–300 Oral fluids/saliva testing,
136 Organizational policy Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 39 General
Orders ...

Author: Frank A. Colaprete

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466566743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

View: 265

***Author Radio InterviewJoin Dr. Frank A. Colaprete for an upcoming interview on the Privacy Piracy show on KUCI 88.9FM. Click here on September 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PST to listen in.Pre-employment investigations have been the subject of intense review and debate since 9/11 made the vetting of applicants a critical function of every organization
Categories: Business & Economics

Fraud

Fraud

Investigative. Tool. ADELE SUMNER Introduction The Internet underpins
information transfer around the world, society ... Yet open source intelligence/
investigation can save time, effort and, in some instances, provide the evidence
and the ...

Author: Alan Doig

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754692096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 575

View: 746

The growth of Islam worldwide and particularly in the United States is especially notable among African-American inmates incarcerated in American state and federal penitentiaries. This new study examines this multifaceted phenomenon.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Media Strategy in Policing

Social Media Strategy in Policing

This book addresses conceptual and practical issues pertinent to the creation and realization of social media strategies within law enforcement agencies.

Author: Babak Akhgar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030220020

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 975

This book addresses conceptual and practical issues pertinent to the creation and realization of social media strategies within law enforcement agencies. The book provides readers with practical methods, frameworks, and structures for understanding social media discourses within the operational remit of police forces and first responders in communities and areas of concern. This title - bridging the gap in social media and policing literature - explores and explains the role social media can play as a communication, investigation, and direct engagement tool. It is authored by a rich mix of global contributors from across the landscape of academia, policing and experts in government policy and private industry. Presents an applied look into social media strategies within law enforcement; Explores the latest developments in social media as it relates to community policing and cultural intelligence; Includes contributions and case studies from global leaders in academia, industry, and government.
Categories: Social Science

Open Source Information

Open Source Information

Author: Arnaud De Borchgrave

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 0892064838

Category: Political Science

Page: 26

View: 760

Categories: Political Science

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

Alternatively, the OSINT collector who was tasked may reject the RFI if it is
duplicative in nature or falls outside his or her mission space. For example, the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) OSINT cell would likely reject a request for ...

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781483322070

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 152

Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Categories: Political Science

Big Digital Forensic Data

Big Digital Forensic Data

This book provides an in-depth understanding of big data challenges to digital forensic investigations, also known as big digital forensic data.

Author: Darren Quick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811302633

Category: Computers

Page: 86

View: 387

This book provides an in-depth understanding of big data challenges to digital forensic investigations, also known as big digital forensic data. It also develops the basis of using data mining in big forensic data analysis, including data reduction, knowledge management, intelligence, and data mining principles to achieve faster analysis in digital forensic investigations. By collecting and assembling a corpus of test data from a range of devices in the real world, it outlines a process of big digital forensic data analysis for evidence and intelligence. It includes the results of experiments on vast volumes of real digital forensic data. The book is a valuable resource for digital forensic practitioners, researchers in big data, cyber threat hunting and intelligence, data mining and other related areas.
Categories: Computers

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

... one-way hash functions Open Available Network Interfaces option Open
Database Connectivity (ODBC) logging Open ... Open Saved Log dialog box
open-source code open-source intelligence gathering opening log files
OpenSavedMRU ...

Author: Steven Anson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236086

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 818

An authoritative guide to investigating high-technologycrimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the needfor a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimeseven more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporateinvestigators--provides you with the training you need in order toacquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay onestep ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, anddocument a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigatecriminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicatedmaterial in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academicadoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation,2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technologycrimes.
Categories: Computers

Cybervetting

Cybervetting

Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence,
Second Edition Edward J. Appel. Consent I authorize the inclusion of
cybervetting in a background investigation to determine or verify eligibility and
qualifications for ...

Author: Edward J. Appel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482238853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 460

Researching an individual’s, firm’s or brand’s online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence. Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition examines our society’s growing dependence on networked systems, exploring how individuals, businesses, and governments have embraced the Internet, including social networking for communications and transactions. It presents two previously unpublished studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting, and provides best practices for ethical cybervetting, advocating strengthened online security. Relevant to investigators, researchers, legal and policy professionals, educators, law enforcement, intelligence, and other practitioners, this book establishes the core skills, applicable techniques, and suitable guidelines to greatly enhance their practices. The book includes the outcomes of recent legal cases relating to discoverable information on social media that have established guidelines for using the Internet in vetting, investigations, and open-source intelligence. It outlines new tools and tactics, and indicates what is and isn’t admissible under current laws. It also highlights current cybervetting methods, provides legal frameworks for Internet searching as part of investigations, and describes how to effectively integrate cybervetting into an existing screening procedure. What’s New in the Second Edition: Presents and analyzes results of two recent studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting Updates key litigation trends, investigative advances, HR practices, policy considerations, social networking, and Web 2.0 searching Includes the latest tactics and guidelines for cybervetting Covers policy, legal issues, professional methodology, and the operational techniques of cybervetting Provides a strengthened rationale, legal foundation, and procedures for successful cybervetting Contains compelling evidence that trends in legal, policy, and procedural developments argue for early adoption of cybervetting Presents new strategies and methodologies Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition is a relevant and timely resource well suited to businesses, government, non-profits, and academia looking to formulate effective Internet search strategies, methodologies, policies, and procedures for their practices or organizations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dark Web Investigation

Dark Web Investigation

This edited volume explores the fundamental aspects of the dark web, ranging from the technologies that power it, the cryptocurrencies that drive its markets, the criminalities it facilitates to the methods that investigators can employ to ...

Author: Babak Akhgar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030553426

Category:

Page:

View: 916

This edited volume explores the fundamental aspects of the dark web, ranging from the technologies that power it, the cryptocurrencies that drive its markets, the criminalities it facilitates to the methods that investigators can employ to master it as a strand of open source intelligence. The book provides readers with detailed theoretical, technical and practical knowledge including the application of legal frameworks. With this it offers crucial insights for practitioners as well as academics into the multidisciplinary nature of dark web investigations for the identification and interception of illegal content and activities addressing both theoretical and practical issues. Offers a practical and applied dive into the dark web and its technologies, currencies, and criminalities; Provides contributions from academia and practitioners on identifying and monitoring illegal activities conducted on the dark web; Explores state of art in cyber security and cybercrime investigation on a global scale.
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Target Centric Network Modeling

Target Centric Network Modeling

The analysis and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) reporting after September
2013 also is notional. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the
Washington, Dc, police department have observed an increase in activity by the
gang ...

Author: Robert M. Clark

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781483316970

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 973

In Target-Centric Network Modeling: Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues, authors Robert Clark and William Mitchell take an entirely new approach to teaching intelligence analysis. Unlike any other book on the market, it offers case study scenarios using actual intelligence reporting format, along with a tested process that facilitates the production of a wide range of analytical products for civilian, military, and hybrid intelligence environments. Readers will learn how to perform the specific actions of problem definition modeling, target network modeling, and collaborative sharing in the process of creating a high-quality, actionable intelligence product. The case studies reflect the complexity of twenty-first century intelligence issues. Working through these cases, students will learn to manage and evaluate realistic intelligence accounts.
Categories: Political Science