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OSINT news roundup: Truth Hounds, OSINT open season, buying personal records

Stay up to date with the latest OSINT news from around the world.

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Protecting the mental health of OSINT researchers

Having spent many years as a military intelligence analyst and as an open-source intelligence (OSINT) analyst, mental health was one…

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Counternarcotics OSINT: tracking online drug dealers

Drug dealers use social media, surface and dark websites to sell illegal narcotics. Learn how OSINT techniques and Silo for Research can…

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OSINT news roundup: Fear and fakes on social, making sense of the war, end of photographic truth

Stay up to date with the latest OSINT news from around the world.

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SOC analysts: 3 non-negotiable needs for online investigation

An unprecedented level of cyber attacks and phishing attempts makes the security needs of SOC teams greater than ever

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Unmasking website ownership using OSINT

Learn to uncover website owners in an investigation without tipping off your lead.

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OSINT news roundup: Hamas attacks, war crimes and where to find Chinese business data

Stay up to date with the latest OSINT news from around the world.

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Even when it’s hard to look, OSINT is still critical

This is a hard blog for me to write but for many others they are dealing with so much worse.

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Using OSINT to identify sanctioned entities

A patchwork of enforcement bodies, evasion by targeted entities and the volume of information can make understanding who is subject to…

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The Dark Web

Online research seeks to leave no stone unturned. Yet many researchers are hesitant — or not allowed — to explore the dark web. Our series explores the basics of the dark web and how to safely leverage it for a range of investigations in a way that protects researchers and their organizations. 

Understanding the dark web and how it can aid your investigation

3 things to consider before you start your dark web investigation

Essential tools for improving surface and dark web research

Best practices for creating a dark web access policy

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