he purpose of Intelligence Gathering activities of a penetration test is to provide a standard designed specifically for the pentester performing reconnaissance against a target (typically corporate, military, or related). The document details the thought process and goals of pentesting reconnaissance, and when used properly, helps the reader to produce a highly strategic plan for attacking a target.
Review Level 1 and Level 2 Intelligence Gathering criteria and conduct an intelligence gathering exercise against a target of your choosing. At a minimum, include the following:
Passive Reconnaissance (subcategories as you see fit)
Active Footprinting (subcategories as you see fit)