The right information at the right time

Open-Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence that is derived from the analysis of information obtained via publicly available data sources.  The term “open source” simply refers to the open Internet and all the information within it.  Open Source information can be found on websites, databases and social media platforms and can be in the form of text, video, image, or audio formats. 

OSINT is the analysis of information that we all have access to.  All that is needed is a device and an Internet connection.  We are not hacking, cracking or entrapping.  We are simply collecting and analyzing information that is already readily available on the open Internet. Our prOSINT Secure process is legally approved and non-intrusive.

e-Discovery

Our PrOSINT Secure team has earned the trust of some of the largest law firms in the world.  We have helped law firms optimize their eDiscovery and litigation by discovering social media and web content associated with individuals or litigation matters of interest.  All of the content identified in our process is manually verified and presented in a way that helps expedite the legal process for the client.  Our prOSINT team uses both open source and proprietary tools and techniques that aid in this process.

Some examples of work prOSINT has performed for clients in the past include:

  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Discrimination Lawsuits
  • Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
  • Wrongful Termination Claims
  • Disability Claims
  • Hostile Work Environment Claims
  • Insider Threats
  • Intellectual Property & Client Theft
  • Divorce

*prOSINT Secure is an approved ILTA vendor and is holds the NSA-IAM certification for Open Source Intelligence Gathering.

Executive Digital Footprint (EDF)

If you want to prevent harm to executives, you need a security program that bridges the digital and physical worlds.

The Executive Digital Footprint is a highly specialized white-glove assessment that provides a detailed online profile of a subject and his or her family.  Our analysts pull as much subject-specific information as possible from the open source in order to create an accurate snapshot of the client’s online presence.  Our prOSINT team analyzes this data in order to determine what publicly available data could be leveraged by adversaries to target client or their family.  While many executives may not be heavy users of the Internet and social media themselves, we often uncover malicious posts by adversaries and accidental data disclosures posted by family, friends, or other associates that could potentially put the client or their family at risk.

In addition to showing what information is out there and outlining the physical or digital risks that information creates, the EDF assessments also provide clear recommendations for eliminating or otherwise reducing the vulnerabilities that have been identified.

Discretion is of the utmost importance during the creation, dissemination, and storage of the EDF assessments.  We understand the level of trust it takes for a client to allow us to search for and find personal information about them and their families.  This trust is something we take very seriously and our prOSINT analysts always uphold the highest level of both discretion and data security.

Our prOSINT analysts have performed hundreds of online assessments for dozens of Fortune 100 companies.  We are often contacted by organizations that are looking for security assessments for their C-Level executives or Board of Directors.  We have also performed these assessments for a significant number of athletes, celebrities, Family Offices, and other high net-worth individuals.

Ad Hoc Investigations

Executive risk assessments and Law Firm eDiscovery aren’t the only uses for our prOSINT service. Our team has conducted hundreds of ad hoc investigations covering a wide range of issues, including groups or people of interest, cyber/physical adversaries, fraud, stalking, insider threats, planned protests, boycotts, misinformation, leaked personal information or intellectual property, among many others.  Any issue that requires more information and analysis can be addressed with a prOSINT Secure Ad Hoc Investigation, regardless of its size or scope.

Travel Intelligence Reports

Whether it’s an organization sending one of their executives overseas or a high net-worth individual planning a family vacation, prOSINT Secure’s Travel Intelligence Report provides valuable information to the traveler and their organization regarding their upcoming trip.  Our travel reports provide a security assessment of the destination country and cities that will be visited.  Other items provided in this report include:

  • Pre-travel checklist
  • Neighborhoods within the city to avoid
  • Common scams and street crime in the host city
  • Major crime statistics/information (kidnapping, targeting of tourists/foreigners)
  • Security concerns for hotel and the neighborhood where it is located
  • Safety of public transportation
  • Recommendation for private transportation
  • Backup hotel recommendations located within protection zone of US Embassy or Consulate (when possible)
  • Contact information for: in-country emergency services, US Embassy/Consulate,
  • Hospital recommendations (emphasis on quality care and availability of English-speaking doctors)
  • State Department recommended lawyers
  • Cultural considerations
  • Banned medications and other materials that could cause an issue at the airport or elsewhere
  • Securing important documents and credit cards/money
  • Digital security – phones, laptops, tablets
  • Travel Security Checklists: Physical and Digital
  • Travel Security Alerts (this is an add-on service)

Our Travel Intelligence Reports are intended to be used as an all-inclusive manual for reference during or after an emergency while overseas. We have conducted these assessments for travel to just about every corner of the world, including destinations within the US.  Each report is different and highly customizable, depending on the destination, nature of the trip, international travel experience of traveler, and any specific concerns the client may have.