OSINT Best Practices: Legal & Ethical Considerations

What was once the domain of highly specialized teams even half a decade ago, the collection and utilization of open-source intelligence (OSINT) as a function of security is now becoming a critical component of overall threat intelligence for both Corporate and Information Security teams. With this rise in priority has come the expansion of teams and an influx of new OSINT practitioners.

Getting Started With Legal OSINT Collection

It can be easy to get lost in the amount of OSINT data out there and the lines of how and where you find data can start to blur. While maybe not directly clear to corporate security teams as it is to judicially-bound teams, consideration of the law drives better OSINT best practices.

Key Takeaways from this report:

  • Understand the legal and ethical best practices for gathering Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Distinguish between the laws and warrants that apply to Law Enforcement and Corporate Security teams gathering OSINT
  • Learn how to eliminate personal bias and keep ethics and civil liberties at the top of mind to maximize the effectiveness of your investigations

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