Learn how to collect and analyze chat data from open sources

Learn how to collect and analyze chat data from open sources
2022-01-12 Paliscope

Learn how to collect and analyze chat data from open sources (Part 1)

Chats are an integral feature of social media and instant messaging platforms, such data can be collected and subsequently analyzed in order to identify discussions between criminals.

Using a variety of methods, Digital Investigators and Intelligence Operators can extract chat data from social media and instant messaging applications. However, such data is often significantly large in quantity depending of the overall volume of individuals contributing to a discussion. Navigating through these discussions is a fundamental capability for intelligence personnel.

In this first of a two-part webinar series, you will learn about how to extract chat data either through native export functions or through the use of OSINT tools, then how to prepare this data for analysis.

This webinar is best for:

  • Law Enforcement Digital Investigators in addition to Intelligence Operators employed within government, law enforcement, and military organizations.

What you will learn:

  • Where chat data exists and the contents such data depending on the platform.
  • How to export data using native functions which exist on several instant messaging applications
  • How to install and configure open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools to extract chat data from several platforms
  • How to prepare such data for subsequent analysis

Webinar details

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 15:10 – 15:55 CET
Duration: 45 minutes
Replay: Available
Speaker: Joseph Jones

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Joseph Jones is a former British Intelligence and a former UK National Crime Agency officer with more than 15 years of intelligence-gathering and investigative experience. Joseph is the founder of Strategy Nord, a company that specializes in development, security and governance in fragile and conflict-affected states; and the founder of Unita Insight, a corporate intelligence and investigations organization. Joseph holds a BSc (Hons) Intelligence and Cyber Security from Staffordshire University and is also an external expert for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).