The first stage you will face when you begin an IT security investigation is data recognition and intelligence gathering about your target. Once you finish collecting information about your goal, you will have all the information you need, such as IP addresses, domain names, servers, technology, and much more, so that your security tests can finally be conducted.
In cybersecurity, OSINT tools:
OSINT stands for Open Source Intelligence. A wide range of information, such as network technologies, web hosting servers, DNS records, software technologies, cloud assets, IoT devices, apps, databases, social media accounts, and much more, can be accessed by open-source intelligence.
Within various types of organizations, businesses, public and private agencies are widely used OSINT. Adopting the correct OSINT tools will help your business increase your cybersecurity defenses and increase the amount of valuable data you will receive.
Open Source Intelligence tools are focus on a few specific areas:
- Find unknown-public assets
- Detect outside critical company data
- Group critical data into useful plans
- OSINT Framework
- Google Dorks