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Pentesting 101: Human OSINT Continued

eLearnSecurity’s guide to penetration testing fundamentals continues with more information on human OSINT

Google and file searches on a website are good ways to accomplish manual Human OSINT. However, most penetration testers like automation. There is a tool called “Maltego” that automates many of the search processes one would use on multiple search engines and social media platforms.

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Pentesting 101: Human OSINT

When gathering initial information, penetration testers need to focus on an organization’s human element.

In the last article, Hisomeru covered the technical aspects of Open Source Intelligence or OSINT. OSINT traditionally comes in two different forms, Technical and Human. For penetration tests, it is equally important to know the human aspect of the target network just as well as knowing the technical aspects.

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Cyber Criminals Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Pandemic

Malware and phishing attacks during a global pandemic emphasize the need for trained cyber security professionals

The staggering number of new COVID-19 cases reported every day are one reminder that the world is facing massive upheaval. With an unprecedented amount of the workforce resigned to home offices and IT teams struggling to monitor activities of their co-workers, the coronavirus has also turned into a boon for cyber criminals.

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The Legal Ramifications of Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Gathering

IT teams that access dark forums for cyber security intelligence are urged to use caution and practice transparency

While dark markets and the dark web can provide valuable information for cyber security professionals, organizations and individuals need to follow laws and regulations and maintain open lines of communication with law enforcement to avoid major investigative scrutiny.

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eLearnSecurity’s Threat Hunting Professional Webinar is Coming

Learn more about updates to our Threat Hunting Professional Course and Watch a Live Lab Demo

eLearnSecurity will release a new version of Threat Hunting Professionals (THPv2) during a live webinar on March 24th. During the one hour webinar, course creators Dimitrios Bougioukas and Slavi Parpulov will discuss the essentials of threat hunting and outline course updates that address the modern threat landscape.

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