The EUROSINT FORUM

European and action-oriented, EUROSINT FORUM is a not-for-profit association                                                     (Belgium ASBL) dedicated to European cooperation and use of Open Source                                                       Intelligence that prevent risks and threats to peace and security.

EUROSINT FORUM is acting to:

  • Identify needs in process, methodology and tools
  • Study best practices
  • Encourage pre-competitive research project
  • Bring together specialists and users
  • Increase opportunities for cross-fertilization
  • Help promote relevant Scientific and Technical Development

 

Open Source Intelligence or "OSINT"
 
OSINT refers to an intelligence gathering discipline based on analyzing information collected from open sources, i.e. information available to the general public. These sources include newspapers, the internet, books, phone books, scientific journals, radio broadcasts, television, and others (Source: Wikipedia).

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05/12/2017

Report by David Anderson QC on London and Manchester 2017 attacks highlights the challenge of better managing and exploiting data, including by looking at what tech giants have.   

Even when a suspect is clearly on [their] radar (….) the security services can find it impossible to eliminate the threat. One of the reasons for this is the difficulty in detecting the new style of low-tech, Islamist extremist attacks which can take days, rather than months, to plan.

(…) Much of the focus is likely to be on cultural changes within the security services and the...

03/12/2017
 
Military forces fighting Isis should hand over secret “battlefield information” that would help European border agencies identify and intercept foreign Isis fighters who pose as refugees to flee home, the EU’s counter-terrorism chief has urged.
 
Mr de Kerchove said European agencies were striving to improve frontier checks in other areas, building on “significant progress” in the past few years in the gathering, sharing and analysis of information on militants. Border authorities needed more biometric information and improvements in the...