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Open-Source Intelligence: Using Public Data to Fortify Security

November 6, 2023

In the interconnected digital landscape, vast amounts of valuable intelligence can be gleaned from publicly available open sources on the internet. Enter open-source intelligence (OSINT), the practice of legally collecting, analyzing, and making decisions based on public data.

OSINT provides a trove of information that can be extremely useful for both ethical security research and nefarious activity. As more personal and organizational data ends up online—whether through social media oversharing, high-profile breaches, or surveillance capitalism—the OSINT surface area continues to grow.

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