An increasing amount of personal data, corporate content and government databases are accessible to intelligence organizations, leading to a rise in OSINT investment and therefore WEBINT or SOCMINT budgets. The latest terrorist attacks in Europe have been a wake up call for European countries. Western European parliaments might increase OSINT and SOCMINT budgets. Organizations related to Military and Police Intelligence and Homeland Security are also reported investing in state-of-the-art OSINT systems.
The "Open-Sources Intelligence Global Market 2017-2022" report examines the OSINT market via 5 orthogonal money trails:
- National markets;
- Regional markets;
- Vertical markets;
- Solutions market.
This report will not only examine budgets and money trails but also the boosting market drivers such as:
- The increase of the use of social networks and its rise of user-generated contents;
- The rapid advances in Big Data, data-analytics, text-analytics and AI, facilitating the conversion of scattered data into manageable databases for analysts;
- The growing willingness to release and share data from governments and private or public organizations.