There are so many interesting OSINT tools available today. That’s both good news and bad news. On the one hand, you can find software for practically any use case that you can think of. But on the other hand, keeping track of all those tools is easier said than done. What usually happens is that you’re left scratching your head trying to remember the name of that perfect tool when you need it. Now you don’t have to with OSINT Essentials.

OSINT Essentials is Eoghan Sweeney’s, an open-source investigation specialist and trainer, contribution to this space that’s putting all the free tools in an accessible place. 

With several dozen hand-picked tools, the website lays everything out in neatly defined categories. Here are some notable mentions: 

  • People Search. There are half a dozen tools in this category to help you find people online based on the limited information you have. 
  • Facebook. A worthy example from this category is the “Who Posted What?” tool. You can use it to find people who shared a post with your target keyword and filter the results by time. 
  • YouTube.“Youtube GeoFind” from this category has potential for creative applications as it lets you uncover videos from any location. You can filter results with radius parameters, keywords, dates, duration, and more. Although this only works for videos with geotags attached to them. 

Dean Da Costa has reviewed a whole host of OSINT based technologies. For more of him diving into these systems, click here. To see the entire suite of solutions available within this pack, you can visit the OSINT Essentials site here.

Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.

Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"