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OSINT – Collect and Analyze Publicly Available Information with Automation

DigitalStakeout is an advanced automated OSINT tool used by hundreds of security and risk professionals to curate information from social media, dark web, internet footprint and other publicly available sources.

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What is OSINT?

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the collection and analysis of information that is gathered from public, or open, sources where the it is free and legal to collect. As an an intelligence analyst, you should use osint data for threat intelligence as an critical source of information to support your discovery, assessment and analysis decisions.

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What is Considered Open Source Information?

Typically, information is considered to be open source if:

  • The content is published for a public audience.
  • The content can be found through a google search.
  • The content can be freely accessed by the general public.
  • The content is public on a social media sites.
  • If the information can be collected without restriction.
  • The information may be found on the surface web, social media, social networks, the dark web and search engines.
  • The information can be found through google hacking or otherwise known as a google dork.
  • The information may be found using technical tools like scanners, crawlers and third-party data aggregators.
  • The information may be found on deep web sites that archive historical information.

Discover Open Source Intelligence Before Threat Actors & Adversaries Exploit The Information

In today’s threat landscape, collecting and consolidating external information is a must to maintain situational awareness, reduce exposures, and increase incident response time. DigitalStakeout offers cloud-delivered tools designed to automatically detect external threats and data to support investigations and incident response.

Threat actors all use different tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to exploit your organizational weaknesses. However, the all start with conducting reconnaissance. Using OSINT tools, they are always gathering information through manual and automated capabilities to extract information. Once threat actors identify vulnerabilities and understand your capability of you controls, they will exploit the data they collect and execute their malicious plan.

Stay Ahead of Threats with Automated Intelligence Processes

To defend against a wide range of modern threats, you need to stay a step of ahead. Being proactive in understanding your organization and its personnel’s digital footprints is part of a process known as intelligence driven defense (IDD). It is important to know what a threat actor can collect about your personnel and organization before they start their malicious activity. Knowing what information is out there from perspective of a threat actor will help your team understand where potential weaknesses lie and how to be ready in case an attacker attempts to exploit those weaknesses. Using the right threat intelligence tools, security teams can employ to detect emerging threats, make threat actors work a lot harder and improve security operations.

How Security and Risk Professionals use DigitalStakeout For OSINT

Protective Intelligence and Executive Protection

Use protective intelligence to assure the security of employees, executives, and organizational assets. Detect risk on social media platforms and digital channels before it turns physical. DigitalStakeout makes it possible to identify abnormal items within the noise and detect early indicators of exposures, incidents, and emerging threats. Automated monitoring for risk in the digital world expands situational awareness. Automated OSINT radically improves access to actionable information before events occur or create additional damage in the real world.

Digital Brand Protection and Threat Intelligence

Digital brand protection and threat intelligence is collecting brand data and discovering external threats and insights about your brand. Discover malicious actors exploiting sensitive information and abusing your brand or product in an illegal scheme to copy, distribute counterfeit product and monetize fraudulent product. With digital brand intelligence you can engage in brand protection to take action to mitigate the risk of lost revenues and eroded market trust.

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Vulnerability Management and Cyber Threat Intelligence

Prioritize vulnerability management with open source intelligence to take quick action to protect IT assets and data. Vulnerability intelligence is collecting and contextualizing open source data about information technology vulnerabilities and exploits. With vulnerability intelligence you gain insight about threats to your technology stack. Use a intelligence-driven approach to take action to mitigate the risk of compromised systems and a data breach.

Geopolitical & Location Based Intelligence

Many organizations struggle with the need to identify and mitigate risk related to specific geographies and places. Location-based web intelligence provides this important contextual visibility into your organization’s locations, events, assets, and employees. Location-based content offers an opportunity to use this data to augment an organization’s threat detection and physical security controls.

DigitalStakeout Solutions for Advanced OSINT

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Search and Investigate OSINT Data with DigitalStakeout Tools

In today’s threat landscape, attackers collect information with OSINT gathering and use online footprints to develop targeting profiles of your assets from open-source data. The first line of defense is simply knowing what information an attacker may find, as well as what the attacker may be able to glean from that information. Once this information is identified, your security organization can determine if such information is benign or should be removed or altered.

DigitalStakeout Tools is a powerful security toolset for threat research. You can search and pinpoint entity specific information from 1 billion+ data points of current data from social, dark and technical data (domains, certificates, and IP addresses) in a simple to use web interface. DigitalStakeout Tools makes it easier for security and risk professionals to perform security analysis, reduce incident response time, and identify threats with greater efficiency and accuracy.

On-Demand OSINT Data Search Tools

DigitalStakeout Locus™ – Locus is a simple, location-based search tool that enables analysts to quickly search and filter current public location based social media and DigitalStakeout geo-enriched surface and dark data.

DigitalStakeout Footprint™ – DigitalStakeout Footprint is a attack surface search engine with 300 million registered domains (NS, MX, SPF, TXT records) and 1.5 billion+ A and CNAME records, 50+ typo squatting domains, real-time certificate transparency logs and SSL/TLS certificates.

DigitalStakeout Canvass™ – With Canvass, you can get total visibility into your web presence by performing searches by screen name, person name or brand on 50+ social networks and 750 websites.

DigitalStakeout Chatter™ – Chatter is a search engine with an active index of millions of pages from the surface web, social media, millions of blogs, and dark web sites including Nulled, 4chan, 8kun, Pastebin, Tor, and Raidforums.

Automated Collection, Alerting and Analysis with DigitalStakeout Scout™

Real-time Collection, Filtering and Alerting of Critical Information

With the volume of data out of the web, it’s impossible to manually organize and analyze this data to illuminate patterns and trends that can actionable intelligence on emerging threats. DigitalStakeout Scout is a security solution that enables osint automation. DigitalStakeout Scout combines content collection, machine learning, threat intelligence and workflow automation into a single open source intelligence tool. An easy-to-use interface combined with powerful machine learning automation, deep learning algorithms, and advanced search capabilities allows you to analyze a lot of information, create intelligence feeds, generate a view of your threat landscape, visualize trends, and anticipate threats based on unique content that you collect.

DigitalStakeout is always collecting and processing data giving security professionals a simple and scalable view of the external threat environment. With DigitalStakeout Scout, security professionals scale their visibility, cut down on reviewing noise and reduce alert false positives. DigitalStakeout Scout is the perfect tool to curate a threat intelligence feed, extract new indicators or to support your delivery of threat intelligence services to your organization or customers.

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DigitalStakeout Scout is a cloud-delivered threat intelligence solution that enables you to:

  • Process large quantities of external data from a variety of security and risk relevant sources.
  • Manage external threat data from one centralized location.
  • Use AI and NLP technology to detecting threats and exposures.
  • Support investigation, workflow and analysis to make better informed security decisions.
  • Fully customize the solution to support your use case and needs.

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