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Digital Intelligence Gathering Using Maltego

Paterva | July 27-30



Ends May 31



Ends July 24



Ends July 30


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...

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!



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:


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!


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



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.

Chris Bohme is the Software Architect at Paterva.

Roelof Temmingh (Author) 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