OSINT: The Secret Weapon in Hunting Nation-State Campaigns

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Alon Arvatz, Co-Founder at IntSights Cyber Intelligence

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The common notion is that state actors engaged in APT campaigns work in solitude and launch their destructive attacks in the stealthiest manner possible, rendering all pre-emptive intelligence actions against them useless. Is that what happens today? Is their way to perform reconnaissance activities and monitoring criminals on darknet and Clear Web to discover these campaigns? Discussing real use cases of state actors engaged in APT campaigns, explore what can be done with the available intelligence tools we have today, specifically from the Dark Web. The discussion will include real use cases of APT actors performing reconnaissance activities on darknet platforms and on the Clear Web. It will provide useful tips for organizations who wish to assess their exposure and vulnerability to such attacks by using the same reconnaissance methods as the threat actors themselves and advanced OSINT tools. About the presenter: Alon Arvatz served in an elite intelligence unit in the Israel Defense Forces. While serving for 3 years in the most innovative and operational setting, Alon led and coordinated large operations in the cyber intelligence world. Alon established Cyber School, a center providing teenagers with courses, seminars and workshops on cyber intelligence. Today, Alon is the Co-Founder & VP of Product Development at IntSights. While serving in an elite intelligence unit in the Israel Defense Forces Alon lead core cyber threats discussions investigating and deliberating main cyber topics. He also established a cyber center for teaching cyber and have a lot experience in presenting and teaching the cyber world in general and the hackers and dark and deep web in specific.

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