Discover the definition of the term Open Source Intelligence (Osint) presented by Les Assises de la Cybersécurité.

OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE (OSINT)

Open source intelligence is not strictly cyber: the term simply refers to the exploitation of information sources accessible to everyone (newspapers, websites, conferences, etc.) for intelligence purposes. However, most of this information now exists in digital form, and computer systems allow it to be discovered and processed automatically and massively. In the field of cybersecurity, OSINT allows attackers to conduct effective reconnaissance against their victims (individuals and companies). The information collected in this way contributes in particular to making the scam more credible. Open source intelligence is also an important tool in the world of economic intelligence.

Reading the press all day long and listening to the news reports at the local PMU may be an effective form of OSINT, but it is difficult to promote...

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