Pierluigi Paganini

Pierluigi is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group, member of Cyber G7 Workgroup of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor and Director of the Master in Cyber Security at the Link Campus University. He is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.

Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.

Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.

Pierluigi Paganini

ICS/SCADA threats and threat actors

Industrial control systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems play a critical role in critical infrastructure and industrial

Hacking communities in the deep web [updated 2021]

The role of hackers has changed over the years, in the past these professionals were viewed as dangerous criminals that needed to be kept at arm's length; me

Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021

Here we are again for the annual predictions of the trends and events that will impact the cybersecurity landscape in 2021. Let’s try to predict which will b

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Introduction Cybersecurity in the process industries is a growing concern due to the increasing number of cyber attacks against industrial control systems (I

Hacking the Tor network: Follow up [updated 2020]

In a previous post, I presented the main techniques used to hack Tor networks and de-anonymize Tor users. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies consider

The most common social engineering attacks [updated 2020]

What's the easiest way into a locked system? Ask someone for the key. Here are the most common social engineering attacks targeting employees.

SCADA & security of critical infrastructures [updated 2020]

Current Scenario Industrial control systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are critical components for the operation of

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Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

The 2020 Cybersecurity Landscape Here we are again for the annual prediction of the events that I believe will impact the cybersecurity landscape in the next

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Holiday Season Cybersecurity Scams and How to Avoid Them

Holiday Season Cybersecurity Scam Awareness The holiday season has arrived, and in this period, cybercriminals intensify their operations in order to monetiz

Cybercrime and the underground market [Updated 2019]

Technology is invading our lives. Every day we perform a multitude of operations using computing devices; we check out bank account balance, we pay parking a

Modern Physical Security Awareness Is More Than Dumpster Diving [Updated 2019]

What is Physical Security The term "physical security" refers to the security measures that are put in place in order to deny unauthorized access to a facil

Duqu 2.0: The most sophisticated malware ever seen [Updated 2019]

Disconcerting news is shocking the IT security industry. The virus protection giant Kaspersky has been compromised by a sophisticated cyber-threat. A new,