Licensed Private Investigator
Sandra Stibbards opened her investigation agency, Camelot Investigations, in 1996. Currently, she maintains a private investigator license in the state of California. Sandra specializes in financial fraud investigations, competitive intelligence, counterintelligence, business and corporate espionage, physical penetration tests, online vulnerability assessments, brand protection/IP investigations, corporate due diligence, and Internet investigations. Sandra has conducted investigations internationally in five continents and clients include several Fortune 500 and international companies. Sandra has been providing training seminars and presentations on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) internationally since 2010 to federal governments and corporations.
Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is the collection and analysis of data gathered from open sources (overt and publicly available sources) to produce actionable intelligence. OSINT is primarily used in national security, law enforcement, and business intelligence functions and is of value to analysts who use non-sensitive intelligence in answering classified, unclassified, or proprietary intelligence requirements across the previous intelligence disciplines
An online identity created, and used, for purposes of deception. A sockpuppet purports to be an independent party that supports, approves of, or agrees with some agent (a person, organization, agency, or state), but is in fact created and controlled by that agent, and has no independent existence. Common uses of sockpuppets include plausibly deniable hacking or information operations, provocation, and astroturfing (creation of the illusion of grassroots support).