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Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2012
Why consider an enemy Iran and not Russia?

There is no doubt that through the analysis of the operations of a State in cyber space it is possible to create a political profile of the country itself, discover the level of technology available and design covenants and relations with other countries. Not a day passes without discussion on the hostile Iran, which would seem […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2012
Give me your mobile and I’ll tell you who you are!

No doubt the last two years witnessed the true revolution in information technology world is the development and deployment of mobile systems. I speak of mobile systems and I avoid simply to define them “devices” because of their processing capacity equal to a common desktop. Unfortunately the development of the sector is not paid to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2012
Anonymous, DNS Amplification Attacks for Operation Global Blackout

In this first couple of months of 2012 we have assisted to an escalation of cyber attacks made by  groups of hacktivist, first Anonymous, that have hit main institutions and agencies all over the world. The modus operandi of the group is now well known, attacks that have crippled many victims were mainly of DDoS type, in this way […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 10, 2012
Anonymous, it could become a cyber weapon

The group of hacktivist known as Anonymous is considered as the uncontrollable variable in the cyber space capable of surprising us with striking operations worthy of the most skilled cyber army. Precisely this is the point, are we sure that the group’s operations are so difficult to control or predict? Are we able to mitigate the risks of exposure? […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2012
Underestimate the threat, a serious error

In recent years it has fully understood the offensive capability of the use of cyber weapons, highly efficient tools to move attacks and espionage operations in total coverage. The effectiveness of the cyber threat is linked not only to its intrinsic characteristics, but also to the choice of channel for its spread and in this […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2012
Cybersecurity market, reflections on the future

Just yesterday I was impressed by a news published on a web site that announced that global cybersecurity market will reach reach quote $61 billion this year, according to a report by UK-based consultancy Visiongain, an impressive amount of money that give an idea of the business. Since now we have analyzed the grows of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2012
MASINT discipline & critical infrastructures

Every intelligence discipline is used to acquire information concerning specifc subjects, the common categories of these methodologies include human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT), measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT), and open source intelligence (OSINT) and Geospatial Intelligence. Each disciplines is used by governments to collect data on their adversaries and competitors. Similar […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2012
Iran – China Axis and the dangerous alliances

If you were to ask me what is the most frightened nation in terms of cyber offense without a doubt I say it is China. The Beijing government has distinguished itself in recent years in the field of warfare demonstrating extraordinary abilities. It is among the first nations to have understood the importance of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 21, 2012
Anonymous “United as one, divided by zero” a click for freedom

In these days we have witnessed the escalation of operations conducted by the Anonymous group, the hacker group that is espressing a social dissent througth cyber attacks. The Internet world is profoundly changing, and the threat of hacktivist groups represents one of the major cyber threats. We must consider that the attacks of these groups […]

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 […]