Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2013
Threat Intelligence Report by Solutionary, rise of cyber attacks

Continues my overview of the main security reports published by leading companies that produce interesting analysis on the analysis of cyber threats, today I desire to introduce the data proposed by Solutionary in the “2013 Global Threat Intelligence Report” (registration is required). The GTIR report provides insight into prevalent cyber threats identified in 2012 thanks […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2013
Whitehole Exploit Kit in the wild

Exploit kit, a name which has become depressingly familiar, crimaware kit that contains malicious code to exploit principal vulnerabilities in large consume product such as browsers, last news is that a new kit named Whitehole has emerged on the underground market. Generally the exploit kits are malicious Web-based applications designed to install malware on computers […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2013
New attacks against SCADA, old vulnerabilities, very old issues

Stuxnet first and news of countless zero-day vulnerabilities in the wild have strengthened the idea that citizens security is constantly menaced by group of hackers that for different purposes are able to inflict serious damages to the structures that surround us. Critical infrastructures represent privileged targets for very different actors such as cyber terrorists or […]

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 July 17, 2012
International Collaboration to Bring You Authoritative Insider Perspectives on the Global Cyber Safety and Security Status (4/4)

  Article published on The Malta Indipendent             Ron Kelson                    Pierluigi Paganini by Ron Kelson – Vice Chair ICT Gozo Malta Project, Pierluigi Paganini – Director and CISO of Bit4ID, Italy and Benjamin Gittins – CTO Synaptic Laboratories Ltd. Cyber security, civil liberties, our common welfare and the stability of […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2012
Are your business operations secure?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Ben Gittins Today, the chief executive officers (CEOs) of many businesses are becoming aware of the need to ensure their IT systems are secured to protect their organisation, their customers, and their stakeholders. According to Brian Snow, former technical director of the US NSA’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2012
The Unknowns, hacker’s revenge in the name of security

It’s happened, another group of hacker named The Unknowns has hacked several organizations, , including NASA and the U.S. Air Force, and posted evidence of their actions. The complete list has been published in a message on PasteBin: NASA – Glenn Research Center US military US AIR FORCE European Space Agency Thai Royal Navy Harvard Renault […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2012
Flashback Trojan, a business opportunity for all

Many people who do not work in our sector are asking me two questions with increasing frequency: Can a virus infect a MAC pc? Is it possible to monetize a malware development? How is it possible? Obvious my answers, we cannot think of a software system free of bugs and vulnerabilities. To those who I have […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2012
Walk trough the penetration testing fundamentals

The article is published on the last edition of Pentest Magazine. Enjoy the reading, the magazine is free and to download it you just have to create a free account on Talking about penetration testing fundamentals and their introduction in private and military sectors. The growing request for experienced IT professionals is demonstration of the awareness […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2012
1-day exploits,Binary Diffing & patch management.The side threats

Recently ESET security firm has reported the latest version of the Blackhole exploit kit that has been updated to include a new exploit for the Java CVE-2012-0507 vulnerability.  The exploit was discovered for the first time on 7.03.2012 and it first detections were dated on March 12, 2012 and today a public module for Metasploit […]