OSINT for Analyzing Fake News Guide
This guide was developed within the “Strengthen Cybersecurity Education and Research for Preventing Cybercrime” project and contains 9 sections with OSINT techniques and tools for analyzing fake news. The authors of this guide are (in alphabetical order by last name) :
- Ismael ÁLVAREZ is a cybercrime investigator with more than 17 years of experience. He is also a trainer and expert who supports different law enforcement agencies and organizations regarding open-source investigations. Currently, he is working and developing new techniques on web3 technologies such as decentralized platforms, blockchain-based technologies, and Metaverses.
- Marcin GOLIZDA is a professor at the AGH University Cracow and a former head of the Cybercrime Department of the Polish National Police HQ. He was dedicated to the technical support units and was responsible for incorporating new technologies for organized crime and cybercrimes fight. He was a National Contact Point of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services.
- István HERÉDI is a cyber security expert, cyber investigator, and trainer with an experience of more than ten years in cybercrime, cybersecurity, and open-source intelligence. He is a lead cyber investigator at the Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Department and the EMPACT representative for Hungary in the Cyber Attacks OAP.
- Joseph JONES is the founder of OS2INT and the Director of Training and Capability Development for Paliscope. A former British Military and Law Enforcement Intelligence officer, Joseph has more than 15 years of intelligence-gathering and investigative experience. He is also an external expert for European Union Agencies: CEPOL, FRONTEX, ENISA, and Expertise France.
- Gianluigi ME, Ph.D., is OF-4 of the Carabinieri Corps LEA at the IT Department at HQs. Since 2008 he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Management and Computer Science at LUISS University. Since 2016 he has been an external trainer for CEPOL, with experience in cyberterrorism in the MENA region. He is the author of over 60 publications.
- Ioan-Cosmin MIHAI, Ph.D., is a researcher, trainer, and speaker, with an experience of more than 15 years in cybercrime, cybersecurity, and open-source intelligence. He is a training officer at the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), an external expert at the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), and vice-president of the Romanian Association for Information Security Assurance (RAISA).
- Peter POTS is an OSINT Investigator/Analyst at the Security Directorate of the European Commission. He has been working as an OSINT specialist since 2015. He is specialized in security investigations and gathering information from open sources for threat analysis. He worked for ten years as an IT expert in the private sector and more than twenty years in LEA doing criminal investigations.
- Ionuț STOICA is leading the Cybercrime Academy Sector within the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). He has more than 16 years of experience in cybercrime investigations and training and is currently involved in various capacity-building programs on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
- Cătălin ZETU is leading the Cyber-Attacks Office, part of the Romanian Central Cybercrime Unit, with broad responsibilities from investigations to intelligence and strategy. He is developing a strong partnership with private partners to bust the overall capacity of the unit. He is a cybercrime investigator that worked on or supervised high-profile cases with international ramifications.