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BlackHat 2013, Tungsten preview, Trees

Hi all,

We decided to do a quick recap of what's happening around the Paterva office the last couple of weeks. 'Why?' you ask. Well - we recently had some visitors to our offices - they only followed our blog and not our Twitter account (@paterva if you wondered) and they were clearly uninformed about what we're up to.

Blackhat 2013

We recently showed Maltego to a group of hard core pen testers. Initially they were quite doubtful about how useful Maltego could be for them ('yes it makes pretty pictures - so what') - but after about 45 minutes we won them over and by the end of the day they bought licenses for the entire team and were making plans to integrate Maltego with their own tools. It yet again illustrated to us that it's not the tools you have but how well you know and use them. This is why we train at BlackHat USA in Las Vegas. At the end of every class students walk out saying 'We never knew you could do this with Maltego' and 'We never knew it was this powerful'. Sure - this is marketing speak - but it's also the absolute truth. Bottom line - if you work in security or cyber intelligence - come to our course or send your team to our course. We guarantee it will be worth it. For more info on what we teach, course structure and fees - [click here].

Seeing that we're in full disclosure mode - we also submitted a talk for the briefings. The talk is all about creating a collaborative attack platform. In other words - it will show how can a team of attackers or analysts can use Maltego at the same time. Expect a bunch of interesting transforms... If we get accepted we hope to show something truly amazing (and hopefully super scary). Also if all goes well we'll also release Maltego Tungsten at the conference. 

Maltego Tungsten - preview

With over 600 subscribers and more than 100 thousand views our [YouTube channel] (or AndrewTV as some calls it), has become quite popular. Our latest video - it's really short (about 2 minutes) - gives a sneak peek at how collaboration is going to work in Maltego Tungsten. Click on the image below to take a look. We're pretty damn excited about it!

It's also the first time we've used multiple cameras, a jib and a boom mic. Although the video seems straight forward it was pretty challenging. We now have over 20 Maltego videos on our channel - most of them tutorials.


The last little bit of sad news is that our landlord decided to cut down some of the trees around the office. It does mean that the grass will now actually grow (and won't just be moss and gravel) and that we'll have a bit of natural light in the office, but still - we're sad to see them go. Counting the growth rings on the remaining trunks they were 25, 30 and 45 years old. Somehow it just seems wrong.

Paterva will be secretly planting 5 more trees in the garden.
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That's about it for now!