The intelligence produced from publicly available information, collected, evaluated, and released on time to a suitable audience, and addressing a specific intelligence need is known as Open Source Intelligence. However, even though the open web is an important component, it is not restricted to what can be found via search engines like Google.
It is predicted that the OSINT market would increase rapidly during the next few years. Several causes are fueling the market’s expansion, including an increase in the amount of open-source data and a rise in cyber threats, terrorism, and other illicit behaviors. The abundance of open-source data, on the other hand, may act as a deterrent to future industry expansion.
OSINT focuses on raw, noisy, and unstructured data from open-source repositories, such as GitHub. Legally, it is retrievable and modifiable. The open-source intelligence systems are fueled by the increased availability of public data. In addition to social media and traditional media, the data can be found in a variety of other formats such as print and digital media such as articles in journals and blogs as well as online forums and video recordings from government reports and press conferences. It can also be found in databases such as patent applications, academic research papers, and financial databases. This information is freely accessible and lawful to use.
Because of the ease with which we can now access information about people’s interests, locations, jobs, communities, and other aspects of their lives via popular social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, government security agencies are better able to keep tabs on global activity. This has encouraged several countries to maintain track of their population (resident and non-resident alike) as a preventative precaution against the possibility of terrorism. OSINT is a term used to describe the process of obtaining data, whether it be verbal, writing, or electronic, that has been legally obtained. As a result of its accessibility, OSINT has become a valuable tool for obtaining data from foreign sources.
A CAGR of 20.6 percent is anticipated for the OSINT market from 2020 to 2026 when it will be valued at USD 32.86 billion.
Markets for open-source intelligence (OSINT) can be divided by security type, technology, use case, and region.
Based on security type, technology, and application, the OSINT market has been categorized globally. Human intelligence, content intelligence, dark web analysis, link/network analysis, data analytics, text analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, and other types of data analysis are all types of security. Human intelligence held the greatest share of the market in 2018 and is predicted to grow at the fastest rate throughout the projected timeframe. Human intelligence
The market for big data software, video analytics, text analytics, visualization, cybersecurity, online analysis, social media analysis, and others has been further divided based on technology. Big data software is predicted to grow at a CAGR of about 20% during the projection period, while video analytics held the greatest share of the market in 2018.
Kay Companies Covered:
Dassault Systemes (France), Thales SA (France), NICE Ltd (Israel), Verint Systems (US), Expert System (Italy), Palantir Technologies, Inc. (US), CybelAngel (France), Intrinsec Security (US), Sail Labs (Austria), Digimind (France), KB Crawl (France), Recorded Future, Inc. (US), and Dataiku (US). These players adopt strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations
The market has been divided into military and defense, homeland security, private sector, public sector, national security, and others based on application. The military and defense sector is predicted to have the greatest CAGR during the projected period, while the homeland security segment held the largest market share in 2018.