Open-Source Intelligence,
Social Media Monitoring and Screening

Make informed decisions.

Open-Source Intelligence or OSINT is the collection of information, images, or posts by or about an individual or business that is publicly available on the internet. OSINT can be used by a variety of clients looking to make smart or ethical decisions in partnerships or hiring.


Social media monitoring or SOCINT is intelligence gathered on an individual or business from social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and others. Social media monitoring is typically performed by a business or organization in the efforts to protect their reputation, brand or to monitor certain employee’s statements.


Both open-source and social media information give clients the competitive intelligence used to make important conclusions and business decisions in a variety of situations.

Why hire a private investigator for open-source intelligence, social media monitoring and screening?

Hiring an outside expert to conduct and report on your research helps mitigate risk to your organization. Private Investigators have access to non-public, but private search tools that can quickly gather and organize business intelligence from thousands of sources, saving you time and money. An OSINT trained investigator can rapidly conduct a social media background check or perform social media screening for employment.

Social media screening is best performed by a third party specializing in competitive intelligence research, such as Blue Eagle Security Solutions LLC.  A private investigative agency has the resources, databases, and expertise to provide accurate SOCINT and OSINT for your business solutions.  Internet evidence or meta data is collected in a form that will hold up in a court of law, in the event of litigation.

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Open-Source Intelligence
Expert level OSINT and SOCINT is key to success in any due diligence or competitive intelligence investigation.

Frequently asked questions

What is open-source intelligence (OSINT)?

Open-Source Intelligence or OSINT is information, records or images obtained from research on the public internet or publicly available resources. Learn more in our article about OSINT.

Why is OSINT important?

OSINT or Open-Source Intelligence is often overlooked when conducting due diligence or background investigations. OSINT can provide potential witnesses, and a framework to guide the beginning of an investigation or research into a person or business. OSINT information can be evidence and used in court if authenticated and relevant.

What does an open-source intelligence investigator do?

An open-source intelligence investigator researches and collects publicly available data, records, newspaper articles, and images from a wide variety of reputable sources. The information is vetted across multiple databases and compiled into an objective and factual report.

What type of information does competitive intelligence provide?

Competitive intelligence is for clients who are looking to get an edge on an opponent through research and data solutions. OSINT and SOCINT techniques and resources are used to collect information and report on their opponent’s business practices and reputation.

What is social media monitoring?

Social media monitoring is a relatively new method that employers use in order to avoid negligent hiring, increase retention or for employee supervision purposes. Many organizations today are shifting to proactive social media policies and using monitoring from licensed private investigators to provide business intelligence to make informed decisions.

What is social intelligence (SOCINT)?

SOCINT is information, images or meta data collected on a person or business from a variety of social platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and more.

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