Black Hat Europe 2011

Digital Intelligence Gathering Using Maltego


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Europe 2011 Training Session // march 15-16


The IT security and intelligence community love Maltego – whether it be mapping a target's infrastructure or profiling a person's sphere of influence.

During this course we will help you unlock the true potential and raw power of Maltego – from helping you to understand the underlying technologies to extending Maltego with your own code. Join us and we'll show you how to navigate and map the Internet's darkest rivers...

This course will also include practical sessions where learners will need to engage targets and participate in challenges.

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Maltego and its role in open source intelligence gathering
  • Using the Maltego GUI to its full potential – cheat sheets, tips and circus tricks
  • Organization and Infrastructure mapping & recon methodology
  • Infrastructure attack strategiesv
  • Techniques to find, profile and influence individuals or groups of people
  • Extending Maltego with custom code, entities and transforms
  • Tutorials and techniques on scraping web pages for use with Maltego
  • Writing, deploying and sharing your own transforms
  • Harness the power of your SQL databases with Maltego
  • Case studies (optional)
  • Who Should Take This Course

    People that share a common interest in

  • Open source intelligence
  • IT security
  • Law enforcement or intelligence
  • Data mining
  • Prerequisites

    Students are required to know common Internet services (like HTTP, DNS), Search engines (basic 'Google hacking'), basic IT security principles (port scanning etc), some scripting or programming experience (Python, PERL)

    Course Length

    Two days. All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. A Certificate of Completion will be offered.

    What to bring:

    Notebook (PC or Mac) with at least 2GB of RAM, a decent resolution display and some space to install the latest version of Maltego.

    340ml Redbull or equivalent energy beverage


    Andrew Macpherson is the lead developer at Paterva. He completed a degree in Information Science (BiS) at the University of Pretoria in 2006 and set out into the world building web applications. This experience gave him an excellent understanding of how they work and opened his eyes as to how they can be leveraged for information. It was during this time that Roelof Temmingh flagged him as someone that would be a valuable asset to Paterva and picked him up in 2007/8. Since then he has been coding transforms, improving the open source intelligence and making tea. Andrew was recently nominated as one of the top 200 young South Africans to watch by the South African newspaper the Mail and Guardian.

    Roelof Temmingh has been working in the security industry for the last 15 years. He started SensePost with some friends in 2000, left SensePost in 2007 and has been running Paterva ever since. He developed many successful security assessment tools, contributed to several books and spoke at numerous international security conferences (Black and Bluehat, Cansecwest, Defcon, FIRST, Ekoparty, RSA, HiTB, Ruxcon amongst others). Recently Roelof is mainly thinking about intelligence and information gathering,virtual identities and social botnets. He likes to create new and innovative technology is and the driving force behind Maltego

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