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MONITORING THE SPREAD OF PROPAGANDA AND EXTREMISM WITH OSINT

January 6, 2021; Shortly after President Trump concluded his speech to supporters gathered in front of the white house, by calling them to march on Congress, an organized mob of protesters stormed the capitol building in Washington D.C. causing damage to infrastructure, temporarily impeding the final announcement of the 2020 election results, and shocking spectators […]

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UNCONVERING TERRORIST OPERATIVES THROUGH OSINT

Globalization has expanded terrorist organization’s theater of operations beyond established territorial borders and into the online sphere. With easy access to large amounts of potential supporters and seamless communication with operatives around the world via new media platforms, it is no surprise that research shows that around 90% of terrorist organizations have social media presence. […]

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MAINTAINING PUBLIC ORDER DURING LARGE SCALE EVENTS USING OSINT

Large crowds inevitably represent a higher risk for public disorder. As one of the biggest crowd drawers, it comes as no surprise that sports events represent a unique obstacle for law enforcement and security agencies. Disorderly behavior amongst opposing teams’ supporters has been common since the beginning of sports. Loyalty to a team creates an […]

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COMBATING DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS THROUGH FAKE ACCOUNT DETECTION

It is no secret that “fake news” is a reality. Since the 2016 race to the White House the term “fake news” referring to disinformation campaigns has dominated discourse on traditional and new media. As information becomes more readily available with less checks and balances, “Media Literacy,” meaning the ability to distinguish real news from […]

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LEVERAGING OSINT TO MONITOR ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITY IN PRISON

Prison has long been a breeding ground for organized crime organizations and gangs to expand their following and influence over new members. Although locked within prison walls, criminal leadership continues to expand their influence and commit crimes with the help of outside collaborators. Using open source intelligence (OSINT), law enforcement can monitor communication related to […]

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UNCOVER EXTORTION CYBER ATTACKS WITH OSINT TECHNOLOGY

As the world digitalizes, individuals and entities are inevitably leaving a larger digital trace. Using open source intelligence (OSINT), investigators can leverage these traces and transform them into substantial intelligence used to solve crimes committed in the digital sphere. Rise in Cybercrime Cybercrime profits account for approximately 1% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). […]