Digital Intelligence Gathering Using Maltego

Paterva | August 2-3 & 4-5

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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 exploring the full potential of Maltego's analytic capabilities. Join us and we'll show you how to navigate and map the Internet's darkest rivers...

From stalking^H^H^Hfinding people and who influence them to uncovering internal IP addresses and technology used at major corporations this course will propel you into the world of open source intelligence feet first. Expect to be shocked out at how much data is 'out there' and what people can do with it as well as how you can reach this data for both defending and attacking.

This is a 2 day hands-on course packed with practical exercises using real world data, giving participants real world experience with the tool whilst being trained by the very people that developed the tool. Bring your overalls and expect to get your hands dirty!

Who Should Take This Course

This course offers skillsets that apply to almost anyone interested in gathering information and gaining intelligence. Specifically people in the following industries will benefit greatly:
• Open source intelligence
• IT security
• Law enforcement or intelligence
• Data mining

Student Requirements

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) is definitely an advantage!

What Students Should 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.
• Externa mouse
• 340ml Redbull or equivalent energy beverage
• Enthusiasm to learn about open source intelligence and what you can do with it


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.

Paul Richards recently joined the Paterva team as a junior software-developer/tea maker. Since Paul joined Paterva the quality of tea consumed by the company’s employees has improved drastically resulting in improved productivity and overall morale. Paul has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape a Town and is currently completing MSc in dissertation in low-cost mobile health-care. Paul works part-time at Paterva handling the company’s technical support and developing new transforms to extend the capabilities of Maltego.