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Open Source Intelligence Applied to Cybersecurity

  Introduction   The application of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to cybersecurity is not something most businesses will use everyday it is an area worth understanding and having knowledge of. Since it  is a vital resource to stay on top of events and threats which may threaten a business. The vast majority of businesses will not collect OSINT themselves but rely on specialist reporting. This post will aim to give an overview of it.  OSINT can be defined as an intelligence that is produced from publicly available information and is collected, exploited, and disseminated in a timely manner to an appropriate audience for the purpose of addressing a specific intelligence requirement. In the cybersecurity field, OSINT is used widely to discover vulnerabilities in IT systems and is commonly named Technical Foot-printing. Foot-printing is the first task conducted by hackers – both black and white hat hackers – before attacking computer systems. Gathering technical information about the ta