Free and Useful OSINT Resource

November 8, 2022

For anyone interested in OSINT resources, here is a free eBook from low-profile intelware vendor Babel Street: Cybersecurity Insiders hosts “Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Use Cases.” As the name implies, the volume describes practical applications of OSINT tools. The description reads:

“Businesses must be continually ready to mitigate all types of commercial and corporate risks. Some risks are known and easy to spot, but many are unknown and constantly evolving – your organization must be prepared to manage all of them or face serious consequences. A robust open-source intelligence (OSINT) platform is the answer. It combines publicly available information (PAI) data sources, with curated data streams, and filters to generate the actionable intelligence required to enhance protection or take action. This eBook includes twelve use cases exploring how OSINT tools help generate insights needed to drive improvements across:

  • Cyber risk management
  • Brand risk management
  • Operational risk management
  • Due diligence”

The book opens with a summary of how OSINT works and how it can be used. One notable use case is the very physical Event and Venue Protection under the otherwise BI-centered Brand Risk Management. One must provide some basic information before downloading the free resource, including name, company, email address, and phone number. Once registered with Cybersecurity Insiders, though, one has access to the site’s considerable roster of free cybersecurity resources. This includes another volume from Babel Street, “Best Practices for Using Publicly Available Information in Global Risk Management.” The firm’s clients include both government agencies and private enterprises. Not coincidentally, its AI analytics platform can assist organizations with the use cases described in the book. Based outside DC in Reston, Virginia, Babel Street was founded in 2009.

Cynthia Murrell, November 8, 2022


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