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5 Open Source Intelligence Gathering Techniques

Gathering OSINT can be very challenging, in this blog we provide you with the 5 most effective Open Source intelligence techniques.
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Mapping sanctioned entities and their networks with Videris

In this case study, we’re going to take a look at how Videris can help investigators to map ...
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OSINT Investigations: The Challenge of Dark Web Data Searches and Mining

The dark web has gained widespread notoriety in recent times, with increased scrutiny on surface web activities appearing ...
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Investigator-led Investigations and the NatWest Case

Can Investigators Help to Improve AML/CFT Compliance Programmes? Introduction  In December 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) announced ...
Fraud Prevention

Applying OSINT to Fraud Prevention and Corporate Investigations

In the digital era of the 21st-century, crimes such as fraud, illicit trade and security are evolving and ...
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Best Types of AML Software in 2022

Despite government and law enforcement efforts, fraud and money laundering activities are increasing. The UN now estimates that ...
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Going beyond watchlists

The role of OSINT in managing sanctions risk Recent events in Ukraine have brought about the imposition of ...
TRAFFIC

How TRAFFIC uses Videris to fight environmental crime

About TRAFFIC TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants, in ...
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The Investigator-Centric Approach: A Practical Guide

In our article ‘Investigator-Centric Approach to Financial Crime: Back to the Future or Back to Basics?’ we discussed ...
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6 Ways Videris Augments Your Investigations

The sheer volume of open source data (OSD) available from a variety of sources has transformed best practices ...
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Investigator-Centric Approach to Financial Crime: Back to the Future or Back to Basics?

In November 2021, Blackdot Solution's Head of Community, Charles Brown, hosted a webinar featuring Nick Lewis, Group Head, ...
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New Year’s Resolutions For Fighting Financial Crime

New Year often encourages me to think about the challenges, opportunities and emerging trends that will be at ...
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How to Stay Secure During Your OSINT Investigation: Security, Privacy and OSINT in 2022

Since its inception, the world wide web has undergone significant changes, and is now home to over 1,200 ...

How Schillings uses Videris to provide a faster service to its clients

Introduction Schillings is an international reputation, privacy and security consultancy staffed by investigators, risk consultants, legal experts, and ...
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How Much Time Can Videris Save Your Investigation Process?

The volume of data available in the public sphere has grown enormously in recent years.  With this, the ...
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My Keyword is Broken

Exploring alternatives to keyword searching with Stuart Clarke When I started my career as an investigator, data volumes ...
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Dark Web vs Deep Web vs Surface Web

And How to Incorporate Each Within OSINT Investigations Many consider the internet to be one monolithic structure accessible ...

How Videris has supported Danske Bank’s Financial Crime Compliance programme

Introduction In order to strengthen financial crime detection, prevention and investigation capabilities, Danske Bank wanted to improve OSINT ...
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How to Conduct an Ethical OSINT Investigation

OSINT Regulations and the Ethics of Data Collection When it comes to using data, many modern organisations are ...
OSINT Sources

OSINT Sources: What Are The Different Types of Open Source Data?

Organisations within both the public and private sectors are placing increased emphasis on open source data (OSD) when ...
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The Hidden Victims of Financial Crime

This article is part of a collection from the publication ‘The Future of Financial Crime: Voices from the ...

3 Key Takeaways from our AFC Network-centric Investigations Masterclass

If you attended the Dark Money Conference, you might have caught our AFC network-centric investigations masterclass on using ...

Exploring the Pandora Papers Leaks with Videris

Series: The Intelligence-Led Approach in Action Introduction In October 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released ...
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5 Changes to Banking Industry Compliance in 2022

The third FinCEN leak, the finalisation of Brexit negotiations, and worldwide economic disruption made 2020 a difficult year ...

Reconstructing the Fraud Triangle in Videris

The last two years have seen a huge rise in cases of fraud, with Action Fraud reporting a ...
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What is an Intelligent Automation Platform?

Why Intelligent Automation should play a key part in your investigations The digitisation of professional investigation and intelligence ...
Pandora Papers

The power of networks: What the Pandora Papers teaches us about anti-financial crime investigations

Two weeks ago, the Pandora Papers pierced public consciousness. The latest in a series of exposés by the ...
Open Source Intelligence

5 Best OSINT Tools in 2022

OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) is an increasingly important part of investigation best practices in contexts ranging from anti-money ...
Tracing a Wildlife Trafficking Network with Videris

Tracing a Wildlife Trafficking Network with Videris

Series: The Intelligence-Led Approach in Action Introduction In 2020, the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) ...
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5 AML Compliance Trends in 2022

The threats posed by financial crime have continued to evolve rapidly in recent years. Increased reliance on mobile ...
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5 Advanced Open Source Investigation Techniques

The proliferation of open source data - found across social media posts, self-published blogs, and other open source ...
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Case Study: How CERTA uses Videris to produce actionable intelligence at speed

About CERTA CERTA is a consulting firm that provides intelligence, advice and support for private corporations faced with ...
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Case Study: How Berlin Risk use Videris to scope, analyse and present open source data quickly and accurately

About Berlin Risk Berlin Risk was founded in 2008 to provide consultancy services to an international market. It ...
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6 Things To Consider When Using Open Source Data

The rapid growth of open source data (OSD) is both a strength and the largest challenge facing organisations ...
Big Data in AML

How Big Data Is Changing Anti Money Laundering

Today, the average person generates 1.7 megabytes of data in just one second.1 Between 2010 and 2020, the ...

Open Source Investigation Best Practices in 2022

Open source intelligence (OSINT) was developed as a military intelligence discipline in order to identify and understand threats ...
What is OSINT

What is OSINT? Open Source Intelligence and the Future of Data Analysis

The proliferation of publicly available data presents a significant opportunity to improve investigatory outcomes across a wide range ...
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Failure to tackle money laundering may ruin more senior banking careers than the 2008 financial crisis

Financial crime has become one of the world’s largest, and least desirable, growth industries. The world is increasingly ...
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Transparency, intelligence sharing and Brexit: trends in AFC for 2021

With The Dark Money Files’ Graham Barrow and Ray Blake From Brexit to Covid-19, the financial services sector ...
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Choosing the right AFC tech

Three key considerations The range of technology solutions targeted at Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) processes in banks is constantly ...
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The AFC Investigator Revolution

Why FIs should act now In April 1990 the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) issued the 40 Recommendations: a comprehensive framework ...
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Regtech Innovation: Looking Beyond AI

Conversations about innovation in anti-financial crime (AFC) risk management tend to be dominated by Artificial Intelligence. Yet other ...
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Hiding in Plain Sight

Matthew Redhead discusses tapping into the power of Open-Source Intelligence  We tend to assume that ‘intelligence’, by definition, ...
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Beyond box-ticking: Leveraging technology to resolve complex AML investigations

A desire to fight financial crime Over the past few years we've noticed a shift within AML and ...
Covid-19 and Fraud: A Social Pandemic?

Covid-19 and Fraud: A Social Pandemic?

Last week we discussed how Covid-19 has caused a surge in online activity, which has in turn impacted ...
How Covid-19 will impact the use of OSINT

How Covid-19 will impact the use of OSINT

Covid-19 has rapidly accelerated the growth and consumption of data as millions turn to the internet to keep ...
OSINT for insider threats.

OSINT for Insider Threats

Here's the first of a series of articles where we look at why OSINT should be used to ...