Mastering Open Source Threat Analysis Strategies

Vishal Rai

SKU: 9789355516398



ISBN: 9789355516398
eISBN: 9789355518866
Authors: Vishal Rai
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 532
Dimension: 8.5*11 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

OSINT is a powerful technology used to gather and analyze information from publicly available sources. It empowers cybersecurity professionals to proactively detect and mitigate threats. This book serves as a comprehensive guide offering strategic approaches and practical insights into leveraging OSINT for cybersecurity defense.

This book is an all-encompassing guide to open-source intelligence (OSINT). It meticulously details tools, techniques, and applications across a multitude of domains. The book explores OSINT’s use in social media, email domains, IP addresses, images, videos, documents, mobile numbers, companies, job postings, and the dark web. It probes OSINT’s application for threat intelligence, data leak detection, understanding encryption, and digital certificates, assessing fake news, reverse image search, geolocation workarounds, real image identification, finding banned organizations, handling sensitive information like Aadhar and Social Security Numbers, while also tracking fraudulent SMS.

By the end of this book, readers will emerge as competent cybersecurity professionals equipped with the skills and expertise to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats with confidence and proficiency.


  • Learn about OSINT and how to set up an OSINT environment for investigations.
  • Master techniques for tracking fraud SMS and investigating emails.
  • Explore reverse image searching and geolocation strategies.


  • Understand the fundamentals of OSINT in cybersecurity.
  • Securing web browsers and ensuring online privacy.
  • Investigating emails and tracking cyber threats.
  • Gain insights into tracking mobile identities and domain or IP investigations.
  • Enhance cybersecurity defenses with practical case studies.


This book is essential for cybersecurity professionals, investigators, law enforcement, and digital forensics analysts seeking advanced OSINT strategies.

  1. Setting up OSINT Environment
  2. Secure Browsers
  3. Exploring OS Security
  4. Online Privacy and Security
  5. Tail OS in Use
  6. Using Tor Browser
  7. Advanced Search Tools
  8. Sock Puppet Accounts
  9. Exploring Footprinting
  10. Investigating E-mails
  11. Utilizing Social Media
  12. Tracking Family and Friends
  13. Mobile Identity Search
  14. Mining Online Communities
  15. Investigating Domain and IP
  16. Detection of Data Leaks
  17. Understanding Encryption and Digital Certificates
  18. Access Fake News
  19. Reverse Image Search 
  20. Geo-location
  21. Identify Real Images
  22. Use of Aadhaar and Social Security Number
  23. Tracking Fraud SMS

Vishal Rai has done B.Sc. and Masters in Mathematics, A-Level, MCA, Cyber Law (Symbiosis, Pune), AWS Solutions Architect and multiple certifications related to database and networking. He has worked as a Jr. Consultant (Incident Response)/Sr. System Administrator/Project Associate/Trainer in Govt./Private organizations. He also has more than 10 years of experience in various domains like Mathematics, Database, Networking, Cyber Security and Virtualization etc. Along with this, he deployed the Lab for Cyber Security Training using Virtualization, and trained Govt. Employee of various organizations related to cyber security.

The author has experience in the area of Information Security, System administration and process advocacy, along with live experience in maintenance/implementation of various organizational level policies, and network administration of more than 600 nodes. He has worked in the field of lab designing, information security policies designing/implementation, making presentation to the big audience.

Vishal is well versed with most of the latest software productions in the field of virtualization, setting up various organization level information network setups, guides. His work expertise also includes Deployed Moodle Server (E-Learning) & Integrate with BigBlueButton with the help of programming team (Video Conferencing System). Alongwith this, he has designed, installed and configured VMware ESXi, with vSphere 5.x/6.x environments with Virtual Center management, Consolidated Backup, DRS, HA, vMotion and VMware Data. He has previously authored “Expert Linux Administrator Guide” published by BPB Publications.

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