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Collection Strategies: The Key Differentiator Among Threat Intelligence Vendors

Useful paragraph:

Because many of the adversaries who frequent these forums don’t operate in English, gaining access can only be done by human analysts with the necessary linguistic skills. And in many cases, simply being fluent in Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Turkish, Farsi, Spanish, French, or other languages isn’t enough—analysts also need a keen understanding of the cultural nuances, social norms, idioms, and slang that exist within such communities. Despite promising advances in artificial intelligence and automation, such tools aren’t yet capable of mimicking the level of human expertise required to collect data from these types of sources.

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Phi Beta Iota: As long as you remember that online sources are 1% of 1% and no one is doing overt human sources properly, you will know where you are…in the shit.

See Also:

Steele, Robert, “Royal Danish Defence College: Lecture by Robert Steele on Open Source Intelligence Done Right,” Copenhagen, Denmark: Royal Danish Defence College, April 18, 2016.  OFFICIAL VIDEO 59 Minutes.

Steele, Robert. “Robert Steele on OSINT – Why and How,” Copenhagen, Denmark: Government of Denmark, April 18-20, 2016, as commissioned and presented to military, police, and national services.  BRIEFING