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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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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