Report Scope & Overview:

The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) market size was valued at USD 7.22 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 36.93 Bn by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 22.63% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Open-source intelligence is the act of locating, gathering, processing, analyzing, and reporting data gathered from publicly available sources for intelligence purposes (OSINT).

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market Revenue Analysis

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In a responsible manner, open-source intelligence is acquired, processed, and released to the right audience. It is based on publicly available information. The word "open source" refers to information that is freely available to the public. It cannot be termed open source if professional expertise, apparatus, or procedures are required to access a piece of information. Furthermore, the increased demand for OSINT from various sectors in order to get insights for business planning is propelling the open-source intelligence market ahead. As R&D emphasis has switched to a worldwide study of publicly available information, market acceleration in the OSINT space has been tremendous. OSINT technologies are being immediately deployed to spot patterns and form conclusions so that speedy decisions may be made.

Many information sources give useful data via OSINT; however, other information sources may be modified to represent incorrect, erroneous, or incomplete data, either mistakenly or intentionally. Not to mention the fact that knowledge might become old and useless over time. Because of the nature of Open-Source Intelligence analysis, it may be incredibly powerful if done correctly.



  • Increased accessibility to unclassified information that is publicly available

  • An increase in cybercrime, terrorism, and other illicit activities

  • Artificial intelligence penetration in the military and defense industry

  • Enterprises are becoming more interested in using unstructured data for business intelligence.


  • Data privacy rules that are strict and laws that allow for the fair use of publicly available data

  • In the OSINT business, there is a lack of competence and restricted skill sets.


  • Emerging trends like social media analytics are projected to open up a lot of doors.

  • Big Data processing and data analytics are advancing at a breakneck pace.


The COVID-19 epidemic has wreaked havoc on a number of sectors throughout the world. Various businesses, including manufacturing and information technology, were hampered by the shutdown. Because every nation in the globe has declared a state of emergency to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, internet penetration, social media consumption, and the usage of online portals have all increased dramatically during the pandemic. Businesses have witnessed an increase in detrimental acts and cyber security problems after adopting work-from-home policies and following regulatory standards. OSINT technology aids businesses in detecting and managing possible cyber security risks by aiding and safeguarding customers and company data. Furthermore, ONIST technology and solutions aid the intelligence community in obtaining data related to a possible national security threat and extracting intelligence from a huge volume of publicly available data. As a result, the COVID-19 epidemic has had a positive influence on the market growth for open-source intelligence (OSINT).


The market is divided into Media, Internet, Commercial, Public Government Data, Professional & Academic Publications, and Others, depending on the source. The Media sector has the greatest market share and is expected to expand at a positive CAGR over the next several years. In order to properly communicate with its audience, the media plays a crucial role. This sort of data source includes print media, news media, photography, film, broadcasting, digital media, advertising, and social media. Print media includes newspapers, magazines, billboards, posters and hoarding, and flyers. People are increasingly adopting various media to exchange and acquire various sorts of information, which is expanding the worldwide population's adoption of media platforms.

Security Analytics, Text Analytics, Video Analytics, Geospatial Analytics, Social Media Analytics, and Others are the techniques used to segment the Global Open-source Intelligence (OSINT) Management Market. The Security Analytics category holds the most market share and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Security analytics has the ability to assist organizations in detecting risks to their information technology systems. It includes software, algorithms, and analytic procedures. Security analytics assists with regulatory compliance implementation across the enterprise. In order to comply with government and industry requirements, it helps organizations to connect numerous data sources. The demand for security analytics is growing as malware and other cyber-attacks become more complex.

Cyber Security Organizations, Military & Defense Intelligence Agencies, Government Intelligence Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Financial Services, Private Specialized businesses, and Others are the end-users in the Global Open-source Intelligence (OSINT) Management Market. The Cyber Security Organizations category holds the most market share and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Organizations that specialize in cyber security seek to protect the data that businesses use and exchange across networks and data sources, as well as the systems that handle and store that data. Cyber security organizations leverage open-source intelligence to secure company data from both internal and external threats.


On The Basis of Source Type

  • Media

  • Internet

  • Public Government Data

  • Professional & Academic Publications

  • Commercial

  • Others

On The Basis of Technique

  • Text Analytics

  • Video Analytics

  • Social Media Analytics

  • Geospatial Analytics

  • Security Analytics

  • Others

On The Basis of End-User

  • Government Intelligence Agencies

  • Military & Defense Intelligence Agencies

  • Cyber Security Organizations

  • Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Financial Services

  • Private Specialized Business

  • Others

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) market Segmentation Analysis

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During the projected period 2023-2030, North America will lead the global open-source intelligence market. By 2030, North America is predicted to have the greatest market share. Two of the major drivers of the market's development are the United States and Canada. The expansion can be ascribed to the increased usage of open-Source intelligence technologies by a number of organizations, including government, intelligence, homeland security, military forces, and a variety of private and public specialized firms.

The US government, as well as US law enforcement, is increasingly using open-Source intelligence for different open-Source operations such as internet research, media analysis, public surveys, and media monitoring. The increased usage of open-Source intelligence by the OSINT community to anticipate, prevent, investigate, and punish offenders such as terrorists is driving the open-Source intelligence market's rise in the North American area between 2023 and 2030. During the projection period 2023-2030, Asia Pacific is predicted to develop at a quick rate of CAGR. This is due to a growing embrace of digitalization, which has resulted in vast amounts of data as a result of the region's fast expansion.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The Major Key Players Are Digital Clues, Alfresco Software, Inc., Octogence Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Palantir Technologies Inc., Recorded Future, Inc, Google Llc, Maltego Technologies Gmbh, Offsec Services Limited, Expert System S.P.A., Thales Group.

Alfresco Software -Company Financial Analysis

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022  US$ 7.22 Bn
Market Size by 2030  US$ 36.93 Bn
CAGR   CAGR of 22.63% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year  2022
Forecast Period  2023-2030
Historical Data  2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Source Type (Media, Internet, Public Government Data, Professional & Academic Publications, Commercial, Others)
• by Technique (Text Analytics, Video Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Geospatial Analytics, Security Analytics, Others)
• by End-User (Government Intelligence Agencies, Military & Defense Intelligence Agencies, Cyber Security Organizations, Law Enforcement Agencies, Financial Services, Private Specialized Business, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Digital Clues, Alfresco Software, Inc., Octogence Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Palantir Technologies Inc., Recorded Future, Inc, Google Llc, Maltego Technologies Gmbh, Offsec Services Limited, Expert System S.P.A., Thales Group.
Key Drivers • Increased accessibility to unclassified information that is publicly available
• An increase in cybercrime, terrorism, and other illicit activities
Market Opportunities • Emerging trends like social media analytics are projected to open up a lot of doors.
• Big Data processing and data analytics are advancing at a breakneck pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans:- The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) market size is to reach US$ 36.93 Bn by 2030.

Ans:- Increased accessibility to unclassified information that is publicly available and increases in cybercrime, terrorism, and other illicit activities,etc.

Ans:- North America will lead the global open-source intelligence market. 

Ans:- The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) market size was valued at USD5.89 Bn in 2021.

Ans: The Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) market is to grow at a CAGR of 22.63% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition 

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges 


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7. PEST Analysis


8. Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market Segmentation, by Source Type

8.1 Media

8.2 Internet

8.3 Public Government Data

8.4 Professional & Academic Publications

8.5 Commercial

8.6 Others


9. Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market Segmentation, by Technique

9.1 Text Analytics

9.2 Video Analytics

9.3 Social Media Analytics

9.4 Geospatial Analytics

9.5 Security Analytics

9.6 Others


10. Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Market Segmentation, by End-User

10.1 Government Intelligence Agencies

10.2 Military & Defense Intelligence Agencies

10.3 Cyber Security Organizations

10.4 Law Enforcement Agencies

10.5 Financial Services

10.6 Private Specialized Business

10.7 Others


11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1 Germany

11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America


12. Company Profiles


12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Alfresco Software, Inc.





12.7 Maltego Technologies GmbH





13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share Analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


14. Conclusion

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Secondary Research or Desk Research is as the name suggests is a research process wherein, we collect data through the readily available information. In this process we use various paid and unpaid databases which our team has access to and gather data through the same. This includes examining of listed companies’ annual reports, Journals, SEC filling etc. Apart from this our team has access to various associations across the globe across different industries. Lastly, we have exchange relationships with various university as well as individual libraries.

Secondary Research

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Primary Research

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Data Bank Validation

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