Open-source data is basically any data that is publicly available and can include anything from social media profiles to satellite imagery from a weather database. Knowing how to navigate the endless chaos of information on the internet is the specialty of OSINT investigators. While most individuals may solely focus on what’s forefront in a photo or a document, OSINT investigators dig deep behind the scenes. It could be something complex such as geographically locating where a photo was taken because of a building in the background or simply identifying individuals speaking in a video. Open-source investigators are utilizing skills and techniques to fight threats to society including local crime, war crimes, and human trafficking.