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Open Source Intelligence For Retail Security

The Echosec Team May 09, 2019 OSINT, retail
Retail organizations around the world are fully embracing open source intelligence (OSINT), and the concept of being able to seamlessly filter through billions of online posts to discover valuable intelligence for their security operations. Read More

What is Telegram? And Why Should You Care?

Josh Richards April 24, 2019 OSINT, security
Telegram is an instant messaging, voice, and video messaging service, often compared to Whatsapp. Read More

Data Discovery for Threat Intelligence

Paula Hingley March 21, 2019 OSINT, security
It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. What that means for businesses is that they may be significantly more vulnerable to information breaches than ever before. Read More

What is Discord? And Why Should You Care?

Paula Hingley February 06, 2019 General, OSINT
Discord is a voiceover IP and messaging program, particularly used by members of the popular game streaming platform, Twitch. Read More

How To Build a Complete OSINT Strategy in 5 Steps

Paula Hingley March 24, 2018 OSINT
Ten years ago, open source information was scarce. Finding information about companies and people was primarily done with a phone book. It’s no secret that this has changed dramatically since the dawn of the smartphone.In recent years, open source intelligence (OSINT) is has taken on a whole new meaning. People of all ages and demographics have become very comfortable.. Read More

Why The Best OSINT Tools Use Geofencing Technology

Karl Swannie January 05, 2018 OSINT
Open-source intelligence (OSINT) isn’t new. Professionals in the intelligence industry have been leveraging open-source data such as search engines, social media, and other public platforms for years. However, the technology that OSINT tools are using to gather data is changing, and quickly. The newest technology? Geofencing. Read More

8 Ways you Should be Using your Competitive Intelligence Software

Paula Hingley December 15, 2017 OSINT, Brand Protection
What is Competitive Intelligence? Competitive intelligence is loosely defined as the process of gathering actionable information on your business's competitive environment. If you run a business, or any aspect of a business, you are probably well aware that a business’s competitive environment is a vast and often unruly place. Therefore, the ‘process’ mentioned above can.. Read More

5 Industries that Are Using Twitter Monitoring Tools to Get Ahead

Paula Hingley November 17, 2017 Asset Monitoring, OSINT, Brand Protection
“I don’t believe in social media.” It’s a phrase we hear fairly often when we’re showing our platform at events across many industries. The pervasiveness of social media in recent years has left many people disdained and disgruntled. Whether or not you ‘like’ social media, you’re living under a behemoth rock if you still don’t ‘believe’ in it. It’s so pervasive, in fact,.. Read More

Searching Geotagged Photos Isn’t Just for Consumers Anymore

Karl Swannie November 01, 2017 Asset Monitoring, OSINT, Brand Protection
We’re all on social media in our personal lives. Whether it’s tagging you and your friends on a big hiking trip, using a geo sticker at a concert in the city, or updating your Facebook with every new location on your summer vacation, geolocation has become a huge part of social media.  A geotagged photo or post is a social media post in which a user attaches a physical.. Read More

What is VK and Why Should You Care?

The Echosec Team August 25, 2017 General, OSINT
VKontakte (VK) is ranked second globally for social networks, so why haven’t you heard of it? [Tweet this] Read More
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