Identify job postings and needs/gaps

Job postings, on either company sites, or in other forums, provide information on organizational structure, needs, and gaps in an organization. This may give an adversary an indication of weakness in an organization (such as under-resourced IT shop). Job postings can also provide information on an organizations structure which could be valuable in social engineering attempts. [1] [2]

ID: T1278

Tactic: Organizational Information Gathering

Version: 1.0

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Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: Public source external to the defender's organization.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Very public by design.


  1. Jay D. Krasnow. (2000, October). The Competitive Intelligence and National Security Threat from Website Job Listings. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  1. Rotem Kerner. (2015, October). RECONNAISSANCE: A Walkthrough of the “APT” Intelligence Gathering Process. Retrieved March 1, 2017.