RADIUM: AUTO DATA COLLECTION & VISUALIZATION IN MALTEGO presented at Breakpoint 2012

by Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh,

Tags: Security

Summary : Maltego has been a long time favourite tool of many IT security and cyber intelligence practitioners. The real power of Maltego does not lie in the transforms itself but in the sequencing of transforms building a construct of interlinked data block by block. Up to now transform sequence choices have been totally up to the user. This flexibility came at a price not everyone knew the direction their choices would take them. Sadly, a lot of Maltegos potential was never realised by everyday users. With the new release we introduce machines - a way to include proper logic within the application thereby realising the full potential of the tool. Not only do we provide five fully working machines (ranging from automated foot printing to Twitter monitoring to company stalking), we also give every user the ability to construct their own transform pipelines.
During the talk we will demo the power of scripting in Maltego. We will explain how pipelines work and how to construct your own machines by creating sequences of transforms.. We get into the nitty-gritty of filters, perpetual monitoring machines and parallel paths. And we show with live examples how this changes the game forever.

Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh: Roelof completed his electronic engineer degree in 1995 and has been involved in the security industry for some years now. He started SensePost with some friends in 2000, left SensePost in 2007 and has been running Paterva since then. He has spoke at numerous international conference including BlackHat, Defcon, Cansecwest, FIRST, Hack in the box and co-wrote some book with the rest of the Syngress crowd. He likes to think about and create new and innovative technology is and the driving force behind Maltego.