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You want to build a Platform? ..What Platform Should I use?

By Daniel Clemens | August 9, 2020

The echo’s of investors had started the buzz of the need for new investigative / intelligence platforms a great deal more than there had been in the past few years.…


Filtering Out Noise

By Brooks M / March 25, 2020

When starting a project in OIMonitor, you are tempted to cast a wide net and grab from every source. This will bring in a lot of hits and you may…

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Background Checks & Due Diligence

By Elliott Anderson / March 11, 2020

Many years ago, when I was in college, I had a job at a large retailer.  It involved all of the normal retail-y things: stocking, checking, unloading trucks, helping customers,…


Heat Maps: Form Over Function

By Josh C / March 6, 2020

Since movies took over displaying intelligence, we have seen crazy maps and charts attempt to display intelligence and seem “futuristic.” Here, we can see an example of a heat map: …

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Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 2

By Josh C / March 4, 2020

This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on demystifying the dark web. In Part 1, we looked at how the regular internet works at a networking layer. Today, we…

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Password Maths

By Brooks M / February 26, 2020

As a follow up to our last blog about password reuse and the recent data breach of Disney, I would like to talk about how to create strong passwords and…

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Unmasking a carder with OSINT

By Elliott Anderson / February 19, 2020

Today, we will be exploring the world of carding a bit and following the path of a kid on his way to becoming a full-fledged carder.  I spent about an…

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Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 1

By Josh C / February 12, 2020

This post is part of a 3-part series that explains the difference between normal internet and the dark web, and how some actors use the dark web. Today we are…

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Tracking an Outbreak

By Brooks M / January 29, 2020

I recently setup a project in OIMonitor to track the mentions of infectious diseases mentioned in the news. I immediately got results, though not all of it was good. One…

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The Cult of Musk – The OSINT Edition

By Elliott Anderson / January 22, 2020

I have always been a bit of a gear head.  From when I was kid in a room plastered with posters of the Dodge Viper, Porsche 911, or a Lamborghini…

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Iran and OSINT Hunting for Fun & Profit.

By Elliott Anderson / January 15, 2020

Today, I’m going to go on a very basic hunting adventure. Every so often, I do stuff like this for “fun”.  There’s no deep takeaway here –– just some basic…


What Will OSINT/PAI and Collection at Scale Look like for 2020?

By Daniel Clemens / January 11, 2020

2020 will be eventful and likely one of the most historical years containing change, balancing the tension between change, conflict, and hopefully peace in a long time. When reflecting on…

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Iran Hype – Past and Present Recollections and Historical Lore on Iranian Al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Assault on US Banks in 2012/2013

By Daniel Clemens / January 6, 2020

On September 11th, 2012, US embassies had been hit with attacks known as the “Benghazi Attacks.” In online correlation, attacks that had been referenced as “Operation Ababil” had begun as…

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