Presented at the Ohio Information Security Summit, October 30, 2009.
What does the Internet say about your company? Do you know what is being posted by your employees, customers, or your competition? We all know information or intelligence gathering is one of the most important phases of a penetration test. However, gathering information and intelligence about your own company is even more valuable and can help an organization proactively determine the information that may damage your brand, reputation and help mitigate leakage of confidential information.
This presentation will cover what the risks are to an organization regarding publicly available open source intelligence. How can your enterprise put an open source intelligence gathering program in place without additional resources or money. What free tools are available for gathering intelligence including how to find your company information on social networks and how metadata can expose potential vulnerabilities about your company and applications. Next, we will explore how to get information you may not want posted about your company removed and how sensitive metadata information you may not be aware of can be removed or limited. Finally, we will discuss how to build a Internet posting policy for your company and why this is more important then ever.