NO RISK OF DOWNTIME
OSINT is unique from other security assessment engagements in that the investigation relies almost entirely on publicly available information. As such, there is no risk to the organisation of assets being taken down or disturbed during the engagement.
IDENTIFY YOUR PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ASSETS
Conducting an OSINT investigation can provide an external perspective on the organisation’s digital footprint.
For established organisations that have deployed infrastructure throughout the years, it is relatively easy to lose track of assets. This could be dangerous as these abandoned assets could become vulnerable if not kept up to date. An OSINT investigation could identify such lost assets that belong to or are related to your organisation.
MANAGING SUPPLY CHAINS
It is difficult for organisations with a significant supply chain to conduct due diligence on the trade partners or service providers. An OSINT engagement could provide insight into your supply chain based solely on publicly available information.