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Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools

A Practical Guide to Online Intelligence

Authors: Hassan, Nihad, Hijazi, Rami

  • Teaches users how to utilize OSINT resources to gather/search information online
  • Contains comprehensive coverage of the "underground Internet world" that is still considered vague for many Internet users
  • Written in straightforward language—can also be used as a teaching guide or to complement current OSINT instruction
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eBook £19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3213-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover £24.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3212-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Apply Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques, methods, and tools to acquire information from publicly available online sources to support your intelligence analysis. Use the harvested data in different scenarios such as financial, crime, and terrorism investigations as well as performing business competition analysis and acquiring intelligence about individuals and other entities. This book will also improve your skills to acquire information online from both the regular Internet as well as the hidden web through its two sub-layers: the deep web and the dark web.
The author includes many OSINT resources that can be used by intelligence agencies as well as by enterprises to monitor trends on a global level, identify risks, and gather competitor intelligence so more effective decisions can be made. You will discover techniques, methods, and tools that are equally used by hackers and penetration testers to gather intelligence about a specific target online. And you will be aware of how OSINT resources can be used in conducting social engineering attacks. 
Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools takes a practical approach and lists hundreds of OSINT resources that can be used to gather intelligence from online public sources. The book also covers how to anonymize your digital identity online so you can conduct your searching activities without revealing your identity. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify intelligence needs and leverage a broad range of tools and sources to improve data collection, analysis, and decision making in your organization
  • Use OSINT resources to protect individuals and enterprises by discovering data that is online, exposed, and sensitive and hide the data before it is revealed by outside attackers
  • Gather corporate intelligence about business competitors and predict future market directions
  • Conduct advanced searches to gather intelligence from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Understand the different layers that make up the Internet and how to search within the invisible web which contains both the deep and the dark webs


Who This Book Is For

Penetration testers, digital forensics investigators, intelligence services, military, law enforcement, UN agencies, and for-profit/non-profit enterprises

About the authors

Nihad A. Hassan is an independent information security consultant, digital forensics and cybersecurity expert, online blogger, and book author. He has been actively conducting research in different areas of information security for more than a decade and has developed numerous cybersecurity education courses and technical guides. He has completed many technical security consulting engagements involving security architectures, penetration testing, computer crime investigation, and cyber Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Nihad has authored four books and scores of information security articles in various global publications. He also enjoys being involved in security training, education, and motivation. His current work focuses on digital forensics, anti-forensics techniques, digital privacy, and cyber OSINT. He covers different information security topics and related matters on his security blog (DarknessGate) and recently launched a dedicated site for Open Source Intelligence resources. Nihad has a BSc honors degree in computer science from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom. He can be followed on Twitter at @DarknessGate, and you can connect to him via LinkedIn (DarknessGate).
Rami Hijazi holds a master's degree in information technology (information security) from the University of Liverpool. He works for Mericler, Inc., an education and corporate training firm in Toronto, Canada. Rami is an experienced IT professional who lectures on a wide array of topics, including object-oriented programming, Java, e-commerce, agile development, database design, and data handling analysis. He also works as an information security consultant, where he is involved in the design of encryption systems and wireless networks, intrusion detection and data breach tracking, and planning and development advice for IT departments concerned with contingency planning.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Evolution of Open Source Intelligence

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Introduction To Online Threats and Countermeasures

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-94

  • The Underground Internet

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 95-125

  • Search Engine Techniques

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 127-201

  • Social Media Intelligence

    Hassan, Nihad A. (et al.)

    Pages 203-260

Buy this book

eBook £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3213-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £24.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3212-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Online Intelligence
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Nihad A. Hassan, Rami Hijazi
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3213-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3213-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3212-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 354
Number of Illustrations
144 b/w illustrations
Topics