OSINT - Open Source Intelligence
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the application of information gathering from public sources, which includes the collection, processing and analysis of data. With a view to utilising the results in the best possible way. At CCC, we understand the diversity of data sources and how to apply information identified.
The aggregation of data from a variety of sources exponentially increases value
Sources information include databases, published records, patent records and other data available to the public, effectively garnering such information, may require a variety of specialist techniques.
Where sources of information are likely to include social media and there is a possibility that the information could be used for litigation, there is a need to ensure that information garnered is both accurate and obtained from legitimates source in an acceptable manner, with appropriate records being kept. Simply taking a series of screenshots while taking notes on a site may not be either sound or acceptable. Social media platforms are not designed to be ‘imaged or copied’ using conventional methods. Our tools and techniques meet those needs.
Most intelligence gathering exercises typically fall into the following areas:
As such this element often forms a significant part of other cases being undertaken by CCC. Whether a fraud investigation, asset tracing enquiry or part of a larger and more comprehensive due diligence exercise. It is a discipline that we have become proficient at priding ourselves on being able to provide bespoke services that concentrate on a client’s specific needs within their specific arenas.
Putting the pieces together, joining the dots, is what counts…
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