OSMOSIS Institute Board of Advisors Calls for Nominations for OSMOSIScon 2020 Open Source Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 Contact: Paul Atkinson, Phone: 973.706.7525 Email: paul@hetheringtongroup.com OSMOSIS Institute Board of Advisors Calls for Nominations for OSMOSIScon 2020 Open Source Awards (Wanaque, NJ) The OSMOSIS Institute Board of Advisors is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the first annual OSMOSIS Open Source Awards. The awards will be […]

Cyber Investigations: Follow the Money

If you grew weary of the American presidential campaign of 2016, you’re in for a bumpy ride in 2020. From now until November, it will be hard to read any newspaper or watch a news program without hearing about the battle between Candidate X and Candidate Y. What does this mean for investigators? Unlike public funding […]

How to Track down Images & People with OSINT Tools

As OSINT investigators, we need to be aware of the hundreds of social media platforms connecting millions of users daily. Some platforms, such as Facebook, require a real-life person to be associated with a personal account. Others, such as Instagram and Twitter, can be created in minutes, and a user can hide behind a made-up handle like […]

Reviewing OSINT Tools for Deep Social Searches

New Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools pop up all the time. Keeping up with them is becoming a job in itself. Every research resource needs a regular review: Is it still offering up the best information for professional needs? This week, we briefly enter the world of Google to find a user’s nickname and then […]

How to Protect Your Client with Geofencing Tools

If you are still searching for an alternative to GeoFeedia and other geofencing tools, here are some alternative sites to use. MediaSonar and Echosec both offer geofencing and social media monitoring. Fully equipped with Twitter feeds and Instagram matches, these services provide excellent leads for investigators concerned with geographically sensitive areas.  Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, Echosec […]

Stolen Images Equals Stolen Brands

Brand Value Similar to a stolen name—and often more valuable—is your client’s image with an alternate name. What if I took the Ford image and made a fake account such as this: Instagram.com/f0rd Looks exactly like it should, no? But notice the capital 0 (o) in FORD is actually a zero instead of an O. Name […]

Updating your OSINT & SOCMINT Toolbelt!

 “Social media monitoring is the activity of tracking social media channels. Organizations measure and use social media analytics tools to find out where are the discussions about them, their competition and other topics of interest. Social media monitoring includes measuring opinions and sentiment of groups and influencers. It includes historical data and other information. The […]

Opting to Protect Your Personal Information

Now into the second decade of this century, the risk of your personal information being hacked, stolen, and sold to the highest bidder is exponentially higher than it was 20 years ago. You may already have been notified by any number of corporate behemoths such as—Wawa, Yahoo, Marriott International, and First American Financial Corporation—informing you […]

Need to Verify an Expert Witness?

Hg.org Legal Resources HG.org Legal Resources is a legal information site that provides a directory of law firms, expert witnesses and process servers, covering hundreds of practice areas across the globe. Founded in January 1995 with the mission to make legal information freely and easily accessible to everyone, they remain one of the largest non-subscription based […]

OSINT Tools for Tracking Stats & News

Whether your investigation requires you to have knowledge of public records access in Ohio, statistical validation on current financial trends in Southeast Asia, or proof of who said what in a news media clip, these three websites should be in every investigator’s toolkit. Jstor.org Jstor offers over 12 million scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and […]