Posted on 2018-08-16 by Adam Swanda
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is data collected from publicly available sources that is meant to be used in the context of intelligence. A great deal of data, combined with analysis by trained professionals, can be turned into actionable intelligence. This intelligence is used to enhance cyber security investigations, provide insight into adversary infrastructure and operators, give context to threat actor profiling, or understand a complex scenario.
When performing threat investigations OSINT is a crucial resource and is commonly used by analysts to enrich their data or gather new information on indicators found during their research. Though manual collection of this information can be a long, tedious, and costly process - especially if you need to perform the same collection tasks against dozens or hundreds of data points. On top of the information collection itself, analysts need a way to organize the gathered data so that it can be easily accessed, queried, and understood afterwards.
This is where InQuest Lab's new project Omnibus comes into play.