Books

Some of our top picks:

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information 7th Edition

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information 6th Edition

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information 5th Edition

Open Source Intelligence Tools and Resources Handbook Paperback – October 20, 2019

How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything 1st Edition

Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools: A Practical Guide to Online Intelligence Paperback – July 1, 2018

ComSec: Off-The-Grid Communication Strategies for Privacy Enthusiasts, Journalists, Politicians, Crooks, and the Average Joe Paperback – July 13, 2018

Extreme Privacy: What It Takes to Disappear in America Paperback – August 1, 2019

Hunting Cyber Criminals: A Hacker’s Guide to Online Intelligence Gathering Tools and Techniques 1st Edition

For those of you who want to look at it from the opposite perspective, Michael Bazzell has: Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information which is also excellent and shows how to remove your online footprint.

Other books on OSINT that are worth checking out:

Down the Rabbit Hole An OSINT Journey: Open Source Intelligence Gathering for Penetration Testing

Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From Strategy to Implementation (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)

Automating Open Source Intelligence: Algorithms for OSINT (Computer Science Reviews and Trends)

How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything

The Tao of Open Source Intelligence

Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach

Facebook Search: Profiles, Places & Pages: A Guide for Investigators, Journalists, Researchers & Recruiters (Volume 1)

Facebook Search: Posts, Photos & Videos: A Guide for Investigators, Journalists, Researchers & Recruiters (Volume 2)

Hacking Web Intelligence: Open Source Intelligence and Web Reconnaissance Concepts and Techniques

Open Source Intelligence Analysis: A Methodological Approach

Investigation books:

How to Become a World-Class Investigator: An Insider’s Guide to a Secretive Industry

  • The era of the lone wolf private eye is over. Julie Clegg’s essential guide to twenty-first century investigations illuminates a bold new path to success in this exciting and rewarding field while effectively debunking the culture of secrecy that has always pervaded the industry.
  • Few careers offer the challenges of investigative work and fewer still afford the opportunity to make a real difference. But in the information age, working solo in the dark not only hinders investigation, but threatens the entire industry.