Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2022
Defense firm Elbit Systems of America discloses data breach

Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of defense giant Elbit Systems, disclosed a data breach after Black Basta ransomware gang claimed to have hacked it. In late June, the Black Basta ransomware gang claimed to have hacked Elbit Systems of America, the extortion group added the name of the company to its Tor leak site. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2020
NSA releases a guide to reduce location tracking risks

The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is warning of risks posed by location services for staff who work in defence or national security. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) published a new guide to warn of the risks posed by location services for staff who work in defence or national security. The guide, titled […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2015
Cyber domain black swans

What are black swans? In defence, a black swan is a way someone has passed all your defences, although you thought you covered all the attacking vectors. A black swan is an incident that you didn’t participate. It’s a sign for the irrational way of human thinking. When you see only white swans, you don’t […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2013
Profession Hacker, it’s shortage for cyber experts

Hacker, a figure considered today one of the most precious professional by Government organizations, private businesses and intelligence agencies. It’s a shortage! All the report produced by principal security firms remark a meaningful increase in the number of cyber attacks against organizations, government offices and private companies. The increased number of cyber incidents is animating […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2013
The Hackers Conference 2013 – Hackers will Demonstrate Digital Dangers

This is the second edition of ‘The Hackers Conference’. Following the huge success of the conference last year the current edition of the conference brings back to you all the knowledge, all the fun in a better, grander way! The Conference will be held in New Delhi, on the 25 of August 2013, and will […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2013
US Air Force notice on military use of social media

US Air Force published a notice that includes a paragraph on the use of  social media platforms for computer network exploitation. In the recent months I had the opportunity to conduct an interesting study on the use of Social Media in the Military Sector, large diffusion of media platforms makes them very attractive for governments […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2012
Reflections on Infomation Warfare Conference 2012

Last week I attended the third Annual Information Warfare Conference, an interesting opportunity to understand the evolution of cyber warfare scenario specifically for my Italian context. One of the main reflection raised is the limited knowledge on the social-economic impact of the concept of cyber weapon, the majority of governments are currently working to improve […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2012
Secretary of Defense Panetta on U.S. cyber capabilities

Without doubts the man that has attracted the media attention in the cyber warfare scenario is Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in my opinion one of the officers most farsighted and prepared on the politicians. Panetta has alerted US government on the high risks of cyber attacks against U.S. critical infrastructures and network, the opponents are […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2012
Chinese Attacks on Defense Contractors, 2 clues are evidence

It’s not first time and the news itself doesn’t rapresent a surprise, once again Chinese hacker groups are involved in cyber intelligence operations against western companies with the intent to steal critical information. Symantec Researchers have proved the involvement of Chinese groups in attacks alerting the international community regarding the target attacked, including major U.S. defense […]

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, […]