information gathering

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2012
Facebook, more than 83 million questionable profiles.The poisoned networks

Crazy … a year ago on a warm June evening I began to formalize some ideas on a concept of great relevance today, the “social network poisoning”. I am the person who coined the term, proposing the scientific community with some colleagues who share my ideas as Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni and Kalos Bonasia. Immediately I inserted […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2012
Cyber security during sporting events

Excerpt from the article published on the last edition of PenTest AUDITING & STANDARDS 05 2012.  The article offers an overview on cyber security issues relating to sports events, competitions that are a priority target for terrorists and cyber criminals. What weight has the information security component on the overall organization? An analysis of the main types of computer attacks and possible consequences in a highly critical contest such as a sporting event. Introduction Whenever we see a major sporting event we […]

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 22, 2012
Japan under cyber attack. The cyber threat China

The events of recent days from the closure of the Megaupload web site to the heavy offensive of the Anonymous group have distracted media attention from important cyber operations, in my opinion of military matrix, against Japan. Last week several Cyber attacks have been conducted against Japan institutions and corporates, the National Security of Japan […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2011
OSINT and the mine called “Internet”. How to …

All of us have received news regarding the incident occurred to Stratfor during this days, and we have learned that the company is specialized in reserch and information gathering for forecast and analisys purpose. There is a great business behind this kind of research. Of course we are speaking of one of the main company […]