Real-Time OSINT: A Vital Tool to Better Understand and Respond to Modern Cyber Conflicts

While cybersecurity attacks pose a major threat, geopolitical tensions around the world are increasingly impacting daily operations. Distant conflicts can disrupt supply chains, critical infrastructure, and digital services. In this workshop, we will examine how real-time open-source intelligence (OSINT) enhances situation awareness and incident response, using current examples of globally impactful conflicts such as Ukraine, Gaza, and the Red Sea. Attendees will learn why OSINT is a critical tool for understanding and mitigating cyber threats and geopolitical risks, informing proactive defence strategies to enhance operational resilience and response planning.