Presentation Title Cyber Weapons in 2011: An F16 Just Flew Over a 1st World War Battlefield
Presentation Abstract

This presentation will bring the audience into today’s “Cyber War” aka Information Warfare, clearing out those misunderstandings on the terminologies to be used, what is and what is not.

Then the talk will shortly focus on the Stuxnet “incident”, jumping to the “Tools of the Trade”, then taking the Iran’s attack as a starting example in order to run a “Comparison of Weapons”, from a military environment PoW ’till InfoSec & IT PoW. Last part of the talk will analyze the so-called “Paradigm Shift” that Mils and Govs from all over the world are not fully realizing, yet.

About Raoul Chiesa

Raoul “Nobody” Chiesa was born in Torino, Italy, in 1973. After being among the first italian hackers back in the 90′s (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, founding in 1997 @ Srl, a vendor-neutral and well known security consulting company. The company operates worldwide, being as well the oldest ISECOM Training Partner for the OPST, OPSA, OPSE and OWSE international security certifications. The company’s Red Team held also the following industry certifications: PCI-DSS QSA, PCI DSS ASV, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, CISA, CISSP, ITIL, SANS GCFA, ECCE.

Raoul is among the founder members of CLUSIT – the Italian Information Security Association – and he is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, CLUSIT, OWASP Italian Chapter, Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/OPSI). Both Raoul and its security team work on research areas such as X.25 and PSDN networks, VoIp Security, Malware Analysis, Social Engineering, SCADA & Industrial Automation, Home Automation, Satellite communication, Mobile Security, SS7 threats and much more.

Since 2003 he started its cooperation with the UN agency “”UNICRI”” (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), working on “”HPP””, the Hackers Profiling Project run by ISECOM and UNICRI (HITB is a partner of the HPP project); in 2005 he has been official recognized by UNICRI’s Director, Mr. Sandro Calvani, as a cybercrime advisor. Nowadays his role at UNICRI is “”Senior Advisor, Strategic Alliances and Cybercrime Issues””.

Since February 2010, Raoul Chiesa is a Member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG). The PSG is composed of 30 high-level experts who have been appointed by the Executive Director of ENISA to serve as a sounding board for all relevant stakeholders on issues concerning network and information security. The mandate of the Members of the PSG is 2,5 years.