Implementation of OSINT for Improving an International Finance Sector Organization’s Cybersecurity


  • Jyri Rajamäki Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Krista Tiitta



Business Continuity Management, Cybersecurity, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Design Science Research, OSINT


This work-in-progress paper addresses the need to improve intelligence processes and enhance an organization's response to cyber threats while managing associated risks and improving Business Continuity Management (BCM). The paper focuses on the role of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) gathering and presents an operational process for its implementation. The process includes defining goals, selecting open sources, data collection, filtering, analysis, and reporting. Testing in an international financial sector organization yielded positive results, demonstrating the process's value in threat intelligence. Future research should clarify the role of artificial intelligence in OSINT

Author Biography

Jyri Rajamäki, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Principal Lecturer in Information Technology at Laurea University of Applied Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Security at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He holds D.Sc. degrees in electrical and communications engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, and a PhD in mathematical information technology from University of Jyväskylä.