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The Tao of Open Source Intelligence by Stewart Bertram

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INTRODUCTION: “WHAT CAN OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE DO FOR ME?”

…is probably the main question that you had in mind when you picked up this book.

After spending more than a decade working within the field of intelligence and security, and five years teaching open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques to hundreds of professionals within the military, police, counter fraud, academia, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and government sectors, I have been asked that question a thousand times and I can honestly say that I am no closer to giving an accurate answer now than when I was originally asked the question.

Although modern OSINT is many things, it’s perhaps easier to fully conceptualise its capability by defining what OSINT is not. OSINT is not ...

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