Open Source Intelligence Applied to Cybersecurity
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.
With open-source intelligence tools, the investigation phases has the potential to become streamlined. There is a chance that OSINT tools could decrease the number of permutations and combinations concerning the data gathered from publicly available sources. OSINT can be used to help discover cyberattacks such as phishing and ransomware attacks being directed at a business or organisation.