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3 days





Leonida Reitano


Leonida Reitano

About the training: 

Leonida Reitano is a leading global open-source intelligence (OSINT) gathering expert. For over 12 years he has conducted online investigations, provided training, and researched the continually evolving field of OSINT. Leo has also presented at a number of international cybersecurity conferences on the topic of OSINT and conducting safe, efficient, and effective online investigations.

Based in Italy, Leo’s public sector clients include the Italian police force, the Italian Ministry of Finance, Milan University, and the defense industry. Some of his private sector clients include US media outlets, private investigators, insurance companies, and banks.

Leo is highly proficient in Paterva’s Maltego open-source gathering software as he continually uses it as a freelancer online investigator. Leo also runs group training classes in Europe on how to use Maltego and its various transforms, such as Social Links, which is used to gather information on, and analyse, online activity such as social media networks and the deep web. Leo also makes a concerted effort to teach students on how to use Maltego to present findings in a pdf report format so third parties can easily interpret information.

He has trained hundreds of individuals: police officers, corporate investigators, intelligence analysts, fraud analysts, journalists, private investigators. Among the companies which employees he trained there are: Kroll, Unicredit, Agusta-Westland, Admiral Group, ACFE, RCS Mediagroup, and the Counterterrorism branch of the Italian National Police. He has also taught many college courses related to Personal Digital Security, OSINT, and Data Journalism and he has been invited as a speaker at several national and international conferences

His book, “Esplorare Internet” has been a top seller in Italy and has been used as a hadbook by several public and private organizations.

Leonida Reitano is also a certified instructor for Social Links and official OSINT trainer of the Italian Police Force (Polizia di Stato).

The advanced Maltego / WhoisXML API. training program will teach participants a systematical, methodological approach to design, setup, and conduct investigations through open sources. We will show a practical, hands-on training that will give the students all the skills and tools they need to do an effective Open Source Intelligence research and analysis achieving good, reliable results. Participants will return home with all the abilities they need to execute a correct Internet Search by using Maltego and WhoisXML API.

Open Source Intelligence requires in-depth investigations capable of dealing with a complex universe of facts and events. Therefore a software that can piece together all these details as crucial importance to online investigators that are required to discover hidden scenarios and occult wrongdoings.

Maltego WhoisXML Transforms bring the WhoisXML API integration to Maltego. With these new Transforms you can lookup live and historical WHOIS records for domain names and IP addresses as well as conduct reverse WHOIS searches by looking for phrases or text within WHOIS records and more.

WhoisXML collects, analyzes, and correlates domain, IP, and DNS data. WhoisXML makes this data available through an easy to consume API, in turn, Maltego utilizes this API to run the Transforms.


  • Basic knowledge of Information Technology and attitude to the use of IT tools

  • Basic knowledge of Open Source Intelligence and Social Media Intelligence

Who should take this training:
Law enforcement or Intelligence professionals, Online Investigators, Risk Management Professionals, Military Personnel, Geopolitical Analysts, Corporate Investigators, Diplomatic staff and foreign affairs professionals, Journalists.


  • Setting and preparation of Maltego Dashboard

  • Entities and transforms Maltego bread and butter

  • Importing CSV and datasheet in Maltego

  • Maltego as Visual Investigative Scenario

  • The Importance of Domain Name Intelligence in OSINT

  • Using WhoisXML to Investigate Current WHOIS Data

  • Using WhoisXML to Investigate Historical WHOIS Data

  • Catching hidden domain owners with Reverse WHOIS

  • Revealing domain ownership by using tracking codes

  • How to use Reverse IP to find website owners and analyze their online activities

  • Profiling people and organizations by using Domain Name Intelligence tactics and tools

Software to be installed:
Students must come with a modern laptop configured with the following software:

  • Google Chrome (latest version)

  • Microsoft Office or equivalent software (Open Office)

  • Maltego PRO client

  • Further setup instructions, will be sent to the students that will enroll in the training

What you get after the training:

  • itrainsec shareable certificate, signed by the trainer (add it to your LinkedIn profile) 

  • Course materials (including Powerpoint slidesMaltego One (15 days License)Social Links (15 days License)BookmarksVideo Tutorials)

  • Practical skill to elevate your career to the next level 

  • After-training consultancy and support 

  • Expansion of your professional network in the cybersecurity industry 

  • Stronger cybersecurity posture of your business

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