How to Use Temporal Analysis to Gather Actionable Intelligence

Tracking criminal activity and emerging threats requires attention to every detail. From social media posts to financial behavior, no information should be overlooked.

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Breaking the Limitations of Traditional Risk Assessment with Pre-Check

Claims adjusters at insurance companies are often in the business of making suboptimal tradeoffs. In order to manage caseloads, they have to make time-sensitive decisions, while simultaneously flagging potential instances of fraud or malingering.

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How Do Critical National Security Leaks Happen?

Governments across the globe continue to be deeply worried about leaks of national security information. Such leaks can have severe consequences, including triggering disputes between countries, harming diplomatic relations, and putting the lives of intelligence personnel at risk. Given the potential high stakes involved, it is critically important to…

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From Dirty to Clean: The Covert Networks and Techniques of Professional Money Launderers

The secretive world of money laundering employs a variety of mechanisms and networks to conceal the ill-gotten gains of criminal actors. As financial infrastructure evolves and regulations tighten, the elusive figures behind money laundering operations continually adapt and innovate to stay ahead. However, throughout the processes and schemes…

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Skopenow's State of OSINT Report: Understand the Current OSINT Landscape and Emerging Trends

As threats and fraud schemes evolve, it's crucial for organizations to tap into the power of open-source intelligence (OSINT) to rise to the challenge of staying one step ahead. Skopenow is excited to share the "State of OSINT" report, based on survey data and insights gathered from over 140 OSINT professionals about their go-to information sources,…

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Webinar Recap: Top Trends & Predictions for Open-Source Intelligence in 2023

As 2023 unfolds, open-source intelligence (OSINT) continues to advance at a rapid pace, with professionals across verticals working tirelessly to disrupt crime, fraud, and various threats. In a recent joint webinar, two industry experts, Rob Douglas, Co-Founder & CEO of Skopenow, and Mark Turnage, Co-Founder & CEO of DarkOwl, shared their forecasts for…

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Maximizing the Value of OSINT with a Corporate Policy Template

Investigators around the world within law enforcement, government, insurance, private investigations, finance, healthcare, and more are increasingly relying on the power of open-source intelligence (OSINT) to drive better decision-making. However, the management and application of OSINT can vary widely across these industries, leading to potential…

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Uncovering Connections: How Link Analysis Can Streamline OSINT Investigations

Connections are the lifeblood of the internet, with people and businesses interacting and leaving digital traces across social media platforms, online marketplaces, websites, and forums at all hours of the day. For OSINT professionals, these countless interactions are not merely noise—they’re critical data points that can reveal hidden networks and…

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Auto Insurance Fraud Schemes & How to Combat Them with Automated OSINT Solutions

There are many types of auto insurance fraud schemes, ranging from simple exaggerations to elaborate conspiracies. To rise to this challenge and effectively combat auto insurance fraud, insurance carriers should leverage the power of automated Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) solutions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common auto…

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A History of OSINT: From Informing Spies to Detecting Lies

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) has a long and storied history. From early forms of espionage to modern-day social media investigations, OSINT has played a crucial role in the way organizations gather information to meet certain objectives.

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