Timely Tips for the OSINT Pro

Our weekly hack for those in the field doing the work & digging up critical intel.

The ability to uncover information on the internet is the primary skill of an online investigator. There are hundreds of thousands of surface, deep, and dark websites, but which are most pertinent to your unique case? Do you know how to utilize Google to its full potential?  With new social media platforms coming online at a rapid pace, capturing leads and evidence in social media networks is more complex than ever. Do you know the latest tools of the trade?

Hg’s OSINT Tips of the week provides you with the latest intel how to be most effective in our tradecraft. We are always looking for new tools, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you  have one you’d like reviewed in a future post!


This week, we provide a comprehensive resource for gathering international intel. This platform provides realtime information on current events, as well as having a 25 year repository that contributes to trend analysis. Come on, it’s time to dig in.


INTERNATIONAL INTEL: worldview.stratfor.com

Worldview, a Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE) product powered by Stratfor, presents geopolitical intelligence through comprehensive global forecasts and analysis. A subscription-based tool, both Worldview Standard and Worldview Professional provide geopolitical intelligence for the individual as well as for the business decision-makers. Worldview provides situational assessments on current world events while also having a 25- year repository that contributes to trend analysis, due diligence efforts, and ever-expanding situational awareness. Check out its trending themes and topics to keep informed of pertinent global situations

Have an OSINT tip for us? Contact us, and we will consider reviewing it in future posts! 


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Throughout the year, Hetherington Group offers monthly live webinars on current investigative tactics involving social networks, search engines, due diligence, the dark web, and other related topics. Participants should have some basic experience of the topic, as all programs are offered at an intermediate level, unless otherwise noted.


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