Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), is a tactic used to learn about information relevant to protecting an organization from external and internal threats using publically accessible data. Being able to identify information that could potentially be used against an organization provides actionable insight that could reduce the risk that organization may face. It’s an early warning system used to forecast and signal a potential threat.
LinuxSecurity editors thought it would be interesting to discuss the topic of open source intelligence, threat intelligence, and how to get started with OSINT with our audience, as well as to speak with Dancho Danchev, an acclaimed ex-hacker and security intelligence researcher from Bulgaria. Dancho is a leader in the field of current and emerging cybercrime research and threat intelligence and a prolific blogger on the subjects.