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Threat Intelligence using Maltego

Paterva | July 30-31 & August 1-2


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

Basic knowledge of OSINT and networking and DNS. Understanding how Internet services work is an advantage.

What Students Should Bring

  • NB NB! Bring your own EXTERNAL mouse!
  • Own notebook with at least 4GB of RAM and screen resolution > 1024x768
  • Ethernet connection preferred.

What Students Will Be Provided With

Course material to be provided electronically.


Roelof Temmingh studied electronic engineering and has been working in the security industry for 438 years where he has spoken at all the major security conferences (Blackhat, Bluehat, Cansecwest, Defcon, Ekoparty and HiTB among others). In 2008 he started Paterva and is the driving force and buck stopper of everything that is Maltego.

Andrew Macpherson is the operations manager 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 apps. 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. He is very passionate about the product and accepts all challenges. Andrew has an unhealthy obsession with information mapping and forensics.

Paul Richards joined the Paterva team back in 2014 as a software-developer and lead of Maltego technical support. Paul has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape a Town and is currently completing MSc. Paul has been involved in writing a lot of the new Maltego transforms and knows the tool inside and out.