Social Networks

Pierluigi Paganini January 20, 2012
Which is the main cyber threat? The violated freedom

In these days we have witnessed the escalation of attacks who took the state of Israel as a target. Groups of hackers have coalesced to express their dissent against the policy government. I mention this case because I consider emblematic the answer provided by the Israeli government officials, they have declared infact that attacks like […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 03, 2012
The strategic importance of censorship in search engines

Every day, billions of people making an unimaginable number of searches through search engines. Complex algorithms seek to recover in the shortest possible time and with greater sorrowfulness the requested information. We may venture that a good 80% of Internet users interact with the web through these powerful applications. But the engines are much more, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2011
The power of social networks

For years now we live with the confirmation of the importance of social networks and their impact on daily life. As with any other subject there are many and conflicting opinions on what is considered a social revolution. Millions, billions of people who daily exchange thoughts, opinions, images, emotions, anything that makes us feel alive […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2011
Russia, cyber repression in the social networks era

Several times in these posts we have discussed of the importance of social media in recent years. Social Media are the valuable carrier to disclose political decisions taken by central governments. This is well known to the main strategist of governments such as Russia, the country where a massive cyber repressive action was carried out […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2011
The thin line between monitoring and censorship

During the last year we have seen the consolidation of the tendency to use social media as a major vector for the exchange of information. The imperative is to be social, no matter if you need to share photos with friends or to express an opinion on a topic of social interest. Over the past […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2011
The year of the networked protest, from SOPA act to Anonymous

It’s end of the year and time for reflections. Yesterday we have discussed on incident occurred to CAs, but what else will we remember of this 2011? No doubts, we will remember the new way to use Internet, an irreplaceable vector for social protests, expression of social malaise and of too much stolen liberty. We […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2011
From the mosaic theory to the stuxnet case

With the term of Mosaic theory we refer the method used in security analysis to gather information about a corporation. A natural extension of the method hit its application to ordinary life. Mosaic theory involves collecting information from different sources, public and private, to calculate the value of security. The key concept is the collection and […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2011
India The blurred line between defense and cyber censorship

In this article I wish to bring to your attention what I regard as gross contradiction of a nation whose people I admire for their professionalism and dedication to work, India. In my previous article “Cyber India” lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions I presented a picture of the nation in terms of cyberwarfare, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2011
Top Nine cyber security trends for 2012? They are too few, isn’t it?

In this article I intend to read with you an interesting document, distributed by Imperva, in which they emphasized, the main threats that could cause significant problems in the coming year.  Please carefully read the entire article, first we discuss the nine threats that worry Imperva, then I will introduce the most dangerous threats from my point of view. Do not spend days where you do not hear of cyber threats, risks and possible defense strategies implemented. Governments but […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2011
The utopian privacy

Are you able to imagine a world in which everybody is free to communicate without being intercepted, spied on, tracked? Have you ever dreamt, reading sad and bad news pages on the censure of many governments, a world where the concept of freedom of thought has been materialized? In recent decades we have witnessed radical […]