Intelligence Analysis

Improve the Investigative Process with Open-Source Intelligence

Intelligence analysis is crucial to the investigative process, ensuring that subjects of interest and potential groups of bad actors are identified and located quickly. The field of intelligence analysis continues to evolve with the addition of various data layers and types, making the discipline more complex than ever. In addition, the advancement of technology has allowed this field to make huge advancements over the last 20 years. Part of those advancements includes open-source intelligence or OSINT.

Integrate OSINT into Intelligence Analysis

With the explosion of apps and online communication, the open-source information generated from these platforms provides investigators and analysts with unprecedented insight into people, places, and entities. This view into daily online activity has become a force multiplier for intelligence analysts tasked with supporting investigations, community safety initiatives, and national security. One cannot understate the value of OSINT to public safety.

Agency personnel cannot manually analyze the volume of data generated from apps and websites, nor can it be mined safely without personal or agency exposure. With that complexity of access and analysis comes the need for more robust analytical tools to decipher the hidden connections and activity.

Automated AI-Powered Open-Source Intelligence Analysis

Since OSINT involves surface, deep and dark web data, analysts cannot manually relate data from all web layers without investing countless hours. When minutes count in an investigation, analysts need automated tools to scour all layers of the web, piecing together seemingly unrelated data to find a missing link in a case. Automated tools that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) are the force multiplier that intelligence analysts need to safely access all layers of the web and quickly develop actionable leads.

Streamline Intelligence Analysis

By using an automated AI-Powered OSINT platform, intelligence analysts can make connections quickly between unrelated data sources online, providing real-time alerts to:

  • Detect online threats to keep police and the public safe
  • Make connections between people and groups for faster and more accurate analysis between events and threat actors
  • Understand criminal enterprises and their online activities by connecting people, places, and things virtually

Tangles, our open-source intelligence platform, is used in various situations for law enforcement, public safety, and government entities to quickly identify and analyze potential criminal activity. These include:

  • Crime investigation
  • Drug trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Gang investigations
  • Internet crimes
  • Cyber crimes
  • Threats to public safety
  • Missing or kidnapped persons
  • Dark web access and investigations

Cobwebs’ AI-Powered OSINT Solutions

Open-source information is a critical component of intelligence analysis, but an integrated, automated AI-Powered OSINT platform is a true force multiplier in an investigation. Cobwebs’ Tangles platform allows users to seamlessly tie all layers of the world wide web together to see a complete picture of a person, place, group, or entity. By analyzing this online data seamlessly and safely in one platform, intelligence analysts streamline their intelligence process, quickly accelerating investigations to find missing links, associations, and activity.

Automated OSINT Gives Intelligence Analysts:

Real-Time Updates

Get real-time updates for online threats, including other personas advocating or encouraging an existing threat made online.

Obfuscated Data

Access hidden open-source data.

Disparate Networks

Tie data together to one person, place, or group.

Investigate Safely and Anonymously

Automated OSINT gives Intelligence Analysts online safety as they analyze large volumes of data.

Scan the Dark Web

Access to the open web, deep web, and dark web.

Targeted Insights

Real-time information compiled from multiple sources with your criteria of interest.

Get the Benefits of Automated OSINT in Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence analysis solutions from Cobwebs provide AI-powered web tools that enhance and improve investigations, community safety, and officer safety.

Contact us to request a demo today and discover how our web intelligence solution can improve your overall intelligence analysis capabilities.

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Drug Trafficking Investigation

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WEBINT for Gang Investigations

Today’s gangs are known to be highly organized, similar to the way American Mafia families from the 1930s were organized and operated, which makes it hard to identify the various members and their connections.