SMI Deep Report Product Review

By Chris Randall | | Deep Report, General, Legal, OSINT, SOSINT

Recently the SMI Deep Report Product was independently reviewed by private investigator Brian Willingham of The Diligentia Group. You can read this review by visiting The Diligentia Group blog (while you’re there check out his other great articles on private investigations). At SMI we love to talk about our solutions, but we know that… Read More »

What is SOSINT?

By Chris Randall | | FAQ, OSINT, Social Media, SOSINT

What is SOSINT? You have most likely conducted your very own SOSINT investigation. Have you ever Googled someone, or looked up a fellow colleague on Facebook or Linkedin? Then you have ventured, albeit shallowly, into the world of SOSINT data. SOSINT is an element of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): the… Read More »

Simplifying SOSINT Research

By Nicki Lifer | | OSINT, SOSINT

You need information on a person, whether it be a new hire, a background check, a verification of character, or an assessment of their online presence, you need to make a decision about this person to advance your situation. But first you need to do your research. Research is a… Read More »

SMI at the 26th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference

By Mike Bosick | | OSINT, Social Media

Social Media Information (SMI) helped sponsor the 26th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference last week in Baltimore, Maryland. This global conference was huge success with over 3,000 anti-fraud professionals from around the world. According to the ACFE website, companies worldwide lose an estimated 5% of revenue to occupational fraud each year…. Read More »

Stop Silent Write-Downs of Internet Research

By Mike Bosick | | Legal, OSINT, Social Media

The amount of publicly available information online is growing exponentially. Parties and witnesses in a dispute may post information relevant to your case on social media and the open internet, and this information can expose a person’s conduct, character, credibility, and state of mind. Firms are under increasing pressure to… Read More »

Is Social Media Evidence Admissible in Court?

By Mike Bosick | | FAQ, Legal, Social Media, SOSINT

A frequently asked question we get here at SMI is, “Is social media content admissible in court and, furthermore, is it lawful to obtain?” According to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys are expected to utilize technology, including social media, in order to provide competent and diligent representation… Read More »

The Evolution of OSINT to SOSINT

By Chris Randall | | General, OSINT

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has become a pervasive term. This information is collected from publicly available sources such as the Internet, radio frequencies, airwaves and newspapers. OSINT includes information or data that is openly available for anyone to access. The term, coined by the intelligence community, is commonly used in… Read More »