Investigations and intelligence are essential, but separate functions. This distinction is important when considering your training objectives.
Intelligence is information gathering. OSINT or Open Source Intelligence is the act of gathering this information from publicly available sources, like social networks, telephone listings, property records, business licensing agencies, or just about anything you can find with a Google query. These types of queries are often conducted within an Internet investigation.
OSINT overlaps with Internet investigations. A good Internet investigator is also a master of OSINT.
Internet investigations examine the technical aspects of the world wide web, such has how websites work or how traffic is passed between the website and your computer. Investigators use this foundation to troubleshoot and explain the location of an IP address or the website. This location is sometimes obscured by the operator and can mislead particular tools. An Internet investigator can troubleshoot these details, as well as the search results from a social media query.
Investigators need to be OSINT and Internet investigation savvy. That is the goal of the content you’ll find on NetBootCamp.