Acquire OSINT data sets and information
Open source intelligence (OSINT) provides free, readily available information about a target while providing the target no indication they are of interest. Such information can assist an adversary in crafting a successful approach for compromise. 
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DetectionDetectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No
Explanation: This activity is indistinguishable from legitimate business uses and easy to obtain.
Difficulty for the AdversaryEasy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes
Explanation: Possible to gather digital intelligence about a person is easily aided by social networking sites, free/for fee people search engines, and publicly available information (e.g., county databases on tickets/DUIs).
- Rotem Kerner. (2015, October). RECONNAISSANCE: A Walkthrough of the “APT” Intelligence Gathering Process. Retrieved March 1, 2017.