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Safeguarding Amateur Athletes in the Era of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)

In recent years, the landscape of college and amateur athletics has undergone a seismic shift with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights. No longer solely reliant on scholarships and stipends, student-athletes now have the opportunity to monetize their personal brand through various avenues such as social media, endorsements, and…

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How to Ensure Campus Safety with 360-Degree Situational Awareness

Colleges and universities, by their very nature, are open and accessible spaces, designed to encourage the exchange of ideas—but this openness also exposes them to various risks and threats. Balancing accessibility with security is a complex challenge, requiring higher education security teams to protect campuses in a way that doesn’t undermine their…

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Opening the World of Geography to OSINT Practitioners

In a world awash with data, where every corner of the globe is covered by satellites and shared on social media, the fusion of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and open-source intelligence (OSINT) is reshaping how we understand and interact with our surroundings.

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Enhancing Operational Success: The Role of Situational Awareness in OSINT

Across the globe, information is flowing through digital channels at a record pace, expanding the world of possibility for open-source intelligence (OSINT). OSINT professionals, tasked with gathering and analyzing publicly available data, now confront a complex web of information that transcends geographical borders and traditional boundaries. In this…

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Privè Global Events Exposed in a Multisport Hospitality Scam

As the annual revenue for the global sports market races towards the half-trillion-dollar mark, a new scam in Formula One has revealed the market's vulnerability to fraud and deception.

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Grid - Situational Awareness Powered by Skopenow

In the world of open-source intelligence (OSINT), the hunt for actionable insights is as intricate as it is infinite. Investigators sift through an expanding universe of internet data, grappling with the dual challenges of maintaining situational awareness and adapting to an evolving threat landscape. It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack,…

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Reflecting on 2023: A Year of OSINT Achievements

With 2023 drawing to a close, I've been reflecting on Skopenow's best year ever. Thank you to our customers and partners—your trust and collaboration have played a pivotal role in helping Skopenow achieve our goals.

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Discover the Unknown Through the Power of License Plate Recognition Technology

License plates are more than just pieces of metal or plastic attached to a vehicle—they are essential for law enforcement, vehicle registration, and identification.

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How to Combat Public Assistance & Benefits Fraud with OSINT

Across America, state, local, and education (SLED) agencies are tasked with managing some of the nation's most important programs, including disbursing large public assistance and benefits programs. A looming concern and financial threat for these agencies revolves around welfare and public assistance fraud. This type of fraud not only siphons off…

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Why I Bet on Skopenow: My Next Chapter in OSINT

As I close out my first month at Skopenow, I found myself reflecting not just on our wins—new customers, new partnerships, and new awards—but also on the path that led me here.

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