Rating Intel Source & Information Reliability with Admiralty System

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Information Source Reliability Ratings

  • A: Reliable (authentic; history of reliability, authenticity, completeness, trustworthiness).
  • B: Usually reliable (minor doubts about authenticity, trustworthiness, or competency; history of valid info a majority of time).
  • C: Fairly reliable (doubts about authenticity, trustworthiness, or competency; history of valid info some of time).
  • D: Not usually reliable (significant doubts about authenticity, trustworthiness, or competency; history of valid info some of time).
  • E: Unreliable (lacking authenticity, trustworthiness, or competency; history of invalid info).
  • F: Cannot be judged (not enough info to evaluate).

Information Credibility Ratings

  1. Confirmed (confirmed by independent sources; logical; consistent with other info on subject).
  2. Probably true (not confirmed; logical; consistent with other info on subject).
  3. Possibly true (not confirmed; reasonably logical; agrees with some other info on subject).
  4. Doubtfully true (not confirmed; possible but not logical; no other info on subject).
  5. Improbable (not confirmed; not logical; contradicted by other info on subject).
  6. Cannot be judged (not enough info to evaluate).

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Chad Warner

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI), OSINT, & cybersecurity enthusiast. Seeking a CTI job. Bookworm. Fan of Tolkien & LEGO.