What are the advantages of open source intelligence?

1. Open source data has a wide range of sources and rich content

Open source intelligence covers not only traditional public media, such as public speeches and public broadcasts, but also Internet-specific information media, such as social media, email, news media, major website forums and other domestic and foreign data sources. With some data collection tools, such as Knowlesys Intelligence System, a professional open source intelligence monitoring system, information covering almost all fields and industries can be collected.

2. The acquisition of open source intelligence is legal

An important difference between open source intelligence and clandestine intelligence is the difference in the means of acquisition. Unlike covert intelligence, which may use illegal means, open-source intelligence can obtain most information through public observation and research. A lot of usable intelligence can be obtained through the analysis of open source fragmented information.

It should be noted that although the data sources of open source intelligence are public, open source intelligence itself does not naturally have the attribute of public knowledge. Some people can only search on Google, but they can't find the information they really want, while intelligence analysts will use various methods to obtain information, analyze layer by layer, and get straight to the truth.

3. High returns of open source intelligence

Since the information comes from the open Internet, there are not too many restrictions and obstacles in the process of collection, analysis, and transmission. return.

4. The secrecy of open source intelligence can well protect strategic intentions

Open source intelligence does not involve confidential information, and intelligence is obtained through legal and compliant means. From information acquisition to intelligence use, the security risks at all stages are relatively low, which can well protect one's own strategic intentions. Traditional intelligence work needs to use manual or technical means to spy on the other party's system. Once discovered, the other party can infer its own intentions based on the content of the intelligence search. Open source intelligence work can be carried out completely under private conditions, making it impossible for the other party to detect and infer their intentions.