OSINT Investigator UK

OSINT Investigations

Aitken Security offers OSINT investigation services in the UK for clients across our country. Learn more about what we do below, our code of conduct, what you can expect, and how to enquire.


We can find out almost anything, about almost anyone, from anywhere in the world

OSINT, or Open-Source Intelligence, is the process of scouring over publicly accessible information to uncover useful and actionable intelligence.

We are one of the only UK Cybersecurity Companies to offer a comprehensive OSINT investigatory service. Predominately aimed at journalists or private individuals with specific needs, our OSINT investigations 

Our service transcends traditional investigative methods, leveraging a comprehensive approach that encompasses the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from diverse online sources. From social media platforms and online forums to news articles and public records, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to unearth valuable intelligence. Our seasoned analysts possess the expertise and acumen to distill vast amounts of data into meaningful insights, uncovering hidden connections, identifying emerging trends, and providing a nuanced understanding of the digital landscape.

What we offer

Powerful investigations by seasoned intelligence investigators and analysts

You set the objectives and the intelligence requirements, we do the digging and present our findings and explain the what, who, where, how, and why.

Over 50+ intelligence sources

Completely legal

Seasoned Veterans

Robust Client Confidentiality

Completely Discreet

We go where private investigators cannot
We gather information from over 50+ source categories, from social media platforms to internet archives and everything in between. 
Completely legal
We operate within the parameters of the law (obviously) and practice within a strict moral and ethical framework.
Seasoned Veterans
We have strong backgrounds in intelligence gathering and analysis and work with clients across the United Kingdom
Robust Client Confidentiality
We have strong cybersecurity policies and procedures in place, ensuring that your investigation remains strictly confidential.
Completely Discreet
With our strong backgrounds in counter-surveillance and anonymity, your target will be oblivious to our snooping.
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Discreet OSINT

We are trained in counter-surveillance, and know what it takes to perform clandestine investigations. 

Insightful Analysis

Instead of just showing you what is happening, we will explain how, where, when, and why.

Advanced Investigations

We go where private investigators can’t, delving through almost every digital information source imaginable .

You have questions? We have answers

Frequently asked questions

Got a question for us that isn’t included in our list? Send us an email: hello@aitkensecurity.com

OSINT investigations and traditional private investigations differ in their approaches and methodologies. OSINT investigations primarily rely on publicly available sources such as social media platforms, online forums, news articles, and public records. This approach allows for a comprehensive analysis of digital footprints and online activities. In contrast, private investigators may have access to a wider range of sources, including proprietary databases, surveillance techniques, and human intelligence. They employ a variety of methods, including interviews and undercover operations, to gather information that may not be accessible to the general public.

The scope and focus of OSINT investigations often revolve around digital intelligence gathering. These investigations are commonly used to assess cybersecurity risks, monitor online activity, and gather intelligence for strategic decision-making. They are particularly valuable in scenarios where organisations or individuals need to understand their digital presence, identify potential threats, or track online trends. 

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) refers to the process of collecting, analysing, and interpreting publicly available information from various sources such as social media, online forums, news articles, and public records. OSINT is crucial for understanding threats, identifying opportunities, and making informed decisions in today’s digital age. By harnessing the power of OSINT, individuals and organisations can gain valuable insights, mitigate risks, and safeguard their interests.

OSINT goes beyond ‘stalking’ someone’s social media profiles. It is a comprehensive and thorough process of analysing hundreds of data sources with the aim of building a complete picture of someone’s character and their interests.

The OSINT investigation service offered by Aitken Security caters to a diverse range of clients seeking to leverage open-source intelligence for their specific needs. Our service is particularly beneficial for journalists, private individuals, and organisations requiring insights into digital footprints, online activities, and potential threats.

For journalists, our OSINT investigation service provides valuable support in conducting research, gathering evidence, and verifying information for news stories. We assist journalists in uncovering leads, identifying trends, and substantiating claims through comprehensive analysis of publicly available data.

Private individuals can also benefit from our OSINT investigation service to protect their privacy, monitor their online reputation, and mitigate risks associated with their digital footprint. Whether safeguarding personal information or investigating suspicious online activities, our service empowers individuals to take control of their online presence and security.

Organisations across various industries can leverage our OSINT investigation service to enhance their cybersecurity posture, assess competitors, and gather market intelligence. From threat intelligence gathering to reputation management, our tailored solutions provide actionable insights that enable businesses to make informed decisions and stay ahead of potential threats.

In essence, our OSINT investigation service is aimed at anyone seeking to harness the power of open-source intelligence to navigate the complexities of the digital landscape with confidence and precision. Whether you’re a journalist uncovering a story, a private individual safeguarding your privacy, or a business protecting your assets, Aitken Security is your trusted partner in unlocking valuable insights and mitigating risks through OSINT investigations.

From resolving personal disputes within friendships or relationships to investigative journalism, the reach of OSINT is massive and its ability to uncover vital information is astounding.

Confidentiality and privacy are paramount at Aitken Security. We adhere to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, ensuring that sensitive information is handled with the utmost care and discretion. Our team is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients’ inquiries and engagement details. We employ robust security measures and best practices to safeguard data throughout the investigation process. There are five methods by which we keep your identity and other sensitive information secure, which include:

  • Containing Information: your client name, contact information, and other personally identifiable information will be encrypted. This could mean that the intelligence operatives analysing your target do not know your identity. 
  • Anonymous Communications: You will be briefed on how to communicate with your key contact anonymously before your engagements with us commence, and we employ a number of anonymising services and techniques to keep your identity secure. 


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Aitken Security is a UK Cybersecurity Company specialising in offensive and defensive security.