What is OSINT and what can it do for you?
The Internet has become the defining medium for information exchange in the modern world, but much of it isn’t indexed by search engines. Open source intelligence (OSINT) – intelligence gathered from publically available sources – is the key to unlocking this domain for the purposes of investigation.
The Tao of Open Source Cyber Intelligence provides a comprehensive guide to OSINT techniques for the investigator:
- It catalogues and explains the tools and investigative approaches that are required when conducting research within the surface, deep and dark webs.
- It explains how to scrutinise criminal activity without compromising your anonymity – and your investigation.
- It examines the relevance of cyber geography and how to get round its limitations.
- It describes useful add-ons for common search engines, as well as considering Metasearch engines (including Dogpile, Zuula, PolyMeta, iSeek, Cluuz, and Carrot2) that collate search data from single-source intelligence sources such as Google.
- It details such search concepts as concept mapping, Entity Extraction tools, and specialist search syntax (also known as Google Kung-Fu).
- It gives comprehensive guidance on Internet security for the smart investigator, and how to strike a balance between security, ease of use and functionality, providing tips on counterintelligence and safe practices, and debunking myths about online privacy.
The Tao of Open Source Cyber Intelligence is your guide to the cutting edge of this information collection capability.
Keep abreast of best-practice information security with this insightful guide to cutting-edge data collection.
Introduction: “What Can Open Source Intelligence Do For Me?”
1: The Surface Web
2: Deep Web
3: The Dark Web
4: Internet Security for the Smart Investigator
Annex: Tips for Building a Credible Sock Puppet