Open Source Intelligence Techniques - 3rd edition (2014) by Michael Bazzell.
This was a present from a friend. I was a little skeptical given than in the past the OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) books that I've read were very vague, however I was surprised with this one.
This is a nice introduction to OSINT. It provides beginners and seasoned researchers with a good review of current tools and techniques. The author does a good job of presenting the material in an easy-to-read format. Again, mostly tailored for beginners, however there are few tips and tricks that will surprise also the professionals.
The books presents techniques for searching information using plain search engines, deep web search engines, social networks, online maps and resources (photos and videos), people search engines, documents and public domain gov records and others. Full of tools you can use and with screenshots of those tools, it walks you to a simple, yet useful, way to search and collect OSINT.
About the author:
Michael Bazzell has been a full time law enforcement officer for over 15 years. He is currently assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Task Force where he focuses on open source intelligence (OSINT) collection and analysis. He has trained thousands of individuals employed by state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, in the use of his OSINT techniques
I like it.