Ray defines OSINT
Sophisticated threat actors use OSINT to help them design Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling attacks and the use of OSINT improves their chances of success in hacking an organisation or individual. OSINT is used as part of JUMPSEC’s Social Engineering Assessment and gives clients a view of all of the information that can be of use to an attacker
In our tenth Jargon buster Ray Wellend explained what Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling are. This week Ray describes what OSINT is.
“OSINT stands for Open-source intelligence. OSINT is data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. In the intelligence community, the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources).”