Open Source Web Intelligence (WEBINT )
Evolution of Open Source Intelligence
Before the rise of the Internet, intelligence agencies and other organizations were well-equipped to generate open source intelligence using only publicly available sources, such as TV, radio and newspapers. But the evolution of the World Wide Web, and expanded global access to it via smart phones and other mobile devices, has revolutionized the way open source intelligence is created, gathered and processed.
Enter the dawn of open source web intelligence (WEBINT)
Internet for Good and Evil
The modern Internet holds tremendous value for its users, including ease of access, anonymized communication, global access and a virtually unregulated environment. However, those same characteristics are readily exploited by criminals, terrorists and paramilitary groups that use the Internet to fundraise, spread hostile agendas and gather intelligence on potential recruits and targets.
To neutralize these activities, agencies and other organizations are adopting WEBINT solutions that identify low-signal threats, and the actionable insights needed to counter them.