Within the context of information gathering, a key objective is to reap large amounts of usable, meaningful data while remaining relatively obscured from the subject’s view. To achieve this goal, we employ several tools, tactics, and procedures to increase information gain while minimizing risk of detection. This typically involves using a proxy service or connection to buffer information from the searched entity to the gatherer. Within the scope of this project we wish to identify and aggregate a toolset that will facilitate information gathering and produce some “best practices” that will minimize risk of detection.