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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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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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