Many offensive tools can be very useful for defenders too. Indeed, if they can help to gather more visibility about the environment that must be protected, why not use them? More information you get, more you can be proactive and visibility is key. A good example is the combination of a certificate transparency list with a domain monitoring tool like Dnstwist, you could spot domains that have been registered and associated with a SSL certificate: It’s a good indicator that an attack is being prepared (like a phishing campaign).
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