Training

Below you will find details of the training that Maltego Technologies provides.

Training Overview

Getting acquainted with the different sources of OSINT available to a security analyst can be quite a daunting task even with the use of Maltego. 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.

From finding people and those 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 two 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. Our course is taken by the same people who build Maltego and use it every day.

Who should take this course?

This course offers skill-sets 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.

Course breakdown

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Maltego and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
  • How to get the most out of the tool - the tips and tricks that we regularly use in investigations.
  • Importing and exporting data to/from Maltego.
  • Mapping organizations on infrastructure level.
  • Classifying infrastructure.
  • Determining technologies used by a company and idenitifying possible weak spots.

Day 2:

  • Attribution - find the people and organisations behind the infrastructure we found on day 1.
  • Techniques to find, profile and influence individuals or groups of people
  • Working with social networks, geotagged pictures, devices and aliases.
  • Spheres of influence around individuals.

Day 3

Day 3 involves extending Maltego’s capabilities and requires some scripting knowledge. Day 3 training is not included with Maltego training by default and is only available upon request.

  • Maltego Server Infrastructure.
  • Building machines.
  • Building transforms.
  • Views.

Classroom requirements

Private Maltego training is performed on the client’s premises and the following equipment will be required to conduct the training:

  • A training room with desks and chairs for the trainer and all the students.
  • A projector with a resolution of at least 1280p.
  • Enough power plugs for all the students
  • Each student will need laptop (Mac or PC) with at least 4 GB of ram, a mouse (very important), and enough hard drive space to install the latest version of Maltego.
  • An open, unfiltrated broadband Internet connection.
  • A white board and markers for illustrations.

Student Requirements

Students are required to know common Internet services (like HTTP, DNS), search engines (basic ‘Google hacking’) and basic IT security principles (port scanning etc) would be a plus. Some scripting or programming experience (Python, PERL, PHP) is also definitely an advantage!