Browsing All posts tagged under »OSINT«

Rating the STRATFOR Incident Response

December 25, 2011 by


Editor’s Note: The following article refers to response to a breach, not to the practices, procedures and decisions which led to the breach itself.  After hearing my friend Rich talk on Twitter about the incident response by STRATFOR to yesterday’s Christmas Eve Breach, I thought I’d weigh in on what STRATFOR has publicly done. The […]

OSINT, Search Tools & Search Tip Roundup

July 19, 2011 by


Over the past two weeks – in fact since March – we’ve been talking a lot about search, specifically how law enforcement and analysts can use open sources to enhance their understanding of a given issue or target. This article is a roundup, and some new stuff to help cops and analysts search for things. […]

More Search-fu for Intelligence and Law Enforcement from Eric Olson

July 18, 2011 by


I read a piece on Police Led Intelligence this morning talking about more effective use of online search engines for police officers (great post!). Nick’s right – many in the Law Enforcement and Intelligence communities can do even more than they are by learning more about how search engines work, but there’s a second part to […]

Social Media Search Tips for Cops & Law Enforcement Analysts

July 1, 2011 by


Yesterday I posted to the IACA list a link to Kurrently, a real-time search engine for Facebook and Twitter, and I was really surprised at the number of people who emailed me off-list saying that they’d been looking for something like this for a long time. This makes me realize that it’s time we listed […]

Some New Cyber Tools for Law Enforcement

May 12, 2011 by


I’ve decided to call today Cyber Thursday because I’m going out on patrol today and testing a new hush-hush technology. I’ll be brief because I’m a little late. Yesterday there were a couple of cool things out there that I thought I’d point to. First of all I wanted to re-mention Maltego from yesterday since […]

Cops on Terror Alert; Interrogating Militants

May 3, 2011 by


Yesterday we talked about some of the cyber fallout from the successful US operation against Usama bin Laden; today we will look at some of the physical aspects. We’ve all heard that police agencies around the US are on increased alert for retaliatory attacks. On Sunday night, the US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel […]

Would-Be Copper-Thief Blacks Out Internet to Nation

April 7, 2011 by


April is traditionally a strong month for copper demand, according to Leon Westgate, the Standard Bank analyst who last winter told Bloomberg that he expects copper demand to outpace supply by 194,000 tons this year (and who in January predicted that copper prices would rise 22% to $9,200 per metric ton this year. It’s not […]

Our Commercial Brethren

April 7, 2011 by


Recently on an IACA listserver discussion post someone asked about what tools commercial enterprises use for intelligence analysis. The answer is not all that simple, but since I have experience in that world, I thought I would proffer something of a primer in how commercial organizations view intelligence. I’m going to be speaking on this […]

Two New Intel Publications

March 21, 2011 by


One of the goals of this publication is to help disseminate information to the law enforcement intelligence community. We’re not trying to set up a new book review site, but we have often found blogs that point to new research or publication to be very helpful. So we’re taking the idea out for a spin […]


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