Obtain templates/branding materials

Templates and branding materials may be used by an adversary to add authenticity to social engineering message. [1]

ID: T1281
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Organizational Information Gathering
Version: 1.0
Created: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 17 October 2018


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

Explanation: Adversary may download templates or branding from publicly available presentations that the defender can't monitor.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Some branding information is publicly available when a corporation publishes their briefings to the internet which provides insight into branding information and template materials. An exhaustive list of templating and branding is likely not available on the internet.


  1. Gregory Scasny. (2015, September 14). Understanding Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and its relationship to Identity Theft. Retrieved March 1, 2017.