January 11, 2017
– I would say that it boils down to just one word: Advantage. Open source intelligence is advantage, pure and simple. How is it used? Forgive me if I sound like a dictionary, but an advantage is used as a condition for a greater chance for success. Let’s talk about this a little bit in detail.
When we talk about open source intelligence (OSINT), it is commonly known that we are speaking about information that is public, legal and available. It is information that is not classified nor under any property constraints. It doesn’t matter if the data has been produced for a broad audience or for a selected one. It’s not important if it is presented as a video or as a blog post nor whether it appears in a famous newspaper site or in an unknown yet specific forum.