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Scratching the Surface: Why alternative approaches to surface web search are a vital part of the OSINT investigator’s toolkit

In a world where 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, the internet is a key data source for almost every business. The use of this publicly available data as a source of intelligence is known as Open-Source Intelligence – or OSINT. With the ever-increasing volumes of data available online, it’s unsurprising that…
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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 ...
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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 2021

Open source intelligence (OSINT) was developed as a military intelligence discipline in order to identify and understand threats ...
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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 growing – and ...
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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 of measures  to counter financial ...
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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 ...
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OSINT for Insider Threats

Here's the first of a series of articles where we look at why OSINT should be used to ...
GDPR: how Videris can help

GDPR: how Videris can help

GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018, and many organisations are working out exactly how they’re going ...
Criminal Finances Act 2017

Criminal Finances Act 2017

In this article, we examine the key provisions of the Criminal Finances Act – which received royal assent ...
The EU 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive

The EU 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive – preparation, investigation, compliance

With the fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering (fourth EUAMLD) Directive coming up to its full implementation date on 26 June ...