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Partnering for a Purpose: Skopenow Teams Up with All Things Possible for Skull Games Competition to Combat Human Trafficking

Open-source intelligence is a powerful tool that can be used to gather information from publicly available sources, such as public records databases, social media sites, the deep and dark web, and much more. Skopenow aggregates these data types from hundreds of sources and then applies artificial intelligence and machine learning to offer solutions…

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The Hidden Costs of Ignoring Crime: Why Your Business Needs a Security, Intelligence, or Investigation Team

Crime can have an expensive impact on businesses—and you face risk on all fronts, with internal and external actors causing U.S. businesses to hemorrhage funds.

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The Top Security and Investigation Risks and Threats of 2023

Entering 2023, security leaders are reviewing data from 2022 and looking at the year ahead to identify possible threats and risks on the horizon that could lead to crisis situations for their organizations.

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Skopenow’s Year in Review: Looking Back at 2022

With 2022 officially behind us, I wanted to reflect on the achievements and milestones of the past year, and say thank you. None of what we at Skopenow accomplished would’ve been possible without the trust and partnership of our clients and colleagues.

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Could the Downfall of FTX and SBF Have Been Predicted?

Why is FTX in the News? Earlier this month, the world's second-largest crypto exchange, FTX, filed for bankruptcy, and its billionaire owner, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), went from revered industry leader to reckless pariah. Now the target of investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department into how he handled the…

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What is OSINT & How to Conduct Investigations with Open Source Data

Defining OSINT

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Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector

Fraud is an increasing and ever-present challenge to investigators, currently estimated to cost the global economy $5.127 trillion USD each year. Fraud comes in many forms, impacting insurance companies, consumers, corporations, and governments. In 2021, the FTC received 2.8 million fraud reports from consumers, amounting to more than $5.8 billion.

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Crime Trends During a Recession

Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, economies are slowing down and the world might very well be on the verge of a recession. One may assume that crime increases during difficult financial periods. However, historical data does not clearly suggest that the socioeconomic effects of a downturn market necessarily lead to increased crime…

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OSINT Live Speaker Spotlight: Nico Dekens

Nico Dekens will speaking at this year’s OSINT Live and will be sharing some of his OSINT wisdom. In this article, we're shining the spotlight on Nico to enable attendees to learn more about Nico and the topic he's presenting at OSINT Live. Who is Nico Dekens? Nico “Dutch_Osintguy” Dekens is an All Source Analyst specializing in Open Source…

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OSINT Live Speaker Spotlight: Joe Gray

Joe Gray will speaking at this year’s OSINT Live and will be sharing some of his OSINT wisdom. In this article, we're shining the spotlight on Joe to enable attendees to learn more about Joe and the topic he's presenting at OSINT Live. Who is Joe Gray? Joe Gray, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, is the inaugural winner of the DerbyCon Social…

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