OSINT Definition


OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) is Intelligence created from public or open source information, including that published in the media, or legislation, annual reports, or directories, or available from conferences, theses, studies, websites, photographic satellites, or maps, among others.

OSINT is open knowledge, which differs from closed-access or clandestine knowledge.

Source: OSINT from the FT.com/Lexicon

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