Plan X

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2013
How the US are preparing to cyber warfare?

Every government conscious of strategic importance of cyber security and of the investments of other countries in cyber warfare capability is improving its effort. Last week I wrote about Russian government and the Putin’s request to reinforce the garrison of the fifth domain, the cyber space, through a series of investment to secure national critical infrastructures […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2012
Nation state sponsored attacks: the offensive of Governments in cyberspace

Article published on The Malta Indipendent on October 11th 2012 Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Publishers of mainstream ICT news are ablaze with articles on the evolution of the “Flame” malware targeting the Middle East region for cyber espionage purposes, and new menaces such as Gauss or Shamoon.  No longer the province of deviant black-hat hackers or […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2012
Who is attacking the financial world, and why?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent on October 7th 2012 Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins   Bank (in)Security:   Between the 1880s and the 1930s, physical bank burglaries were a substantial problem.  To counter these threats bank’s employed vaults to protect their contents from theft, unauthorised use, fire, natural disasters, and other […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2012
U.S. admit cyber attacks.Who will decide in future conflict,humans or machines?

The U.S. are one of the most advanced country under cyber warfare perspective, we have read a lot on its capabilities and its offensive power, to remark some sample we can remind the plan-X project and the development of the cyber weapon Stuxnet. We all imagine that the U.S. are still really active in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 29, 2012
Smart Phone Monitoring and Malware… Up close and personal…

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson – Vice Chair ICT Gozo Malta Project, Pierluigi Paganini – Director and CISO of Bit4ID, Italy and Benjamin Gittins – CTO Synaptic Laboratories Ltd. Mobile phones were once the status symbols of high-flying business executives. Today, mobile phones have become an essential part of our day-to-day lives. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 23, 2012
Malware… It’s all about you…

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Benjamin Gittins, David Pace The military strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated: “All war presupposes human weakness and seeks to exploit it.” Malicious software (malware) is software that is explicitly designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computing devices and human users to the malicious advantage of the malware […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2012
The ‘cyber war’ era began long ago

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Benjamin Gittins, David Pace  US military strategist John Boyd states: “War comprises acts of physical, biological, psychological, social, cultural and other destruction at all levels, for example, intrapsychic, interpersonal, intergroup, interorganisational, and international.” Cyber warfare is combat in cyberspace and includes computers, the Internet and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2012
Cyber war, the strategic importance of the defense

I was reading an interesting article on the cyber wars I was attracted by the comparison of Stuxnet to the first nuclear bomb detonated at a site nicknamed Trinity in the barren Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico on  July 16, 1945. Although the comparison must be done with the proper proportions, it summarizes […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2012
US cyber warfare, budget cuts and shortage of cyber experts

The Flame case has raised the question on the real cyber warfare capabilities of every country, we have spoken of the strong commitment of Indian and German government, praising the US capabilities for the involvement in operations such as the “Olympic Games” project. But what are the real cyber capabilities of the United States? No […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2012
Plan X, new lymph to US cyber warfare capabilities

Recent events have demonstrated the strategic importance of the cyber strategy the needs to chair the cyber space, many experts sustains that the cyber war era is just begun, due this reason the Pentagon is involving the private companies, universities and even computer-game companies to develop technologies to improve its cyber warfare capabilities. Events such […]