Raoul Chiesa, Ethical Hacker, Independent Senior Advisor on Cybercrime – Emerging Crimes Unit (ECU), UNICRI
After having been among the first Italian hackers back in the 90′s (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, establishing @ Mediaservice.net Srl in 1997, a vendor-neutral and well known international security advisory company, based in Italy.
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; in 2005 he was officially recognized as a cybercrime advisor. Nowadays, his role at UNICRI is that of “Independent Senior Advisor on Cybercrime”.
Since February 2010, Raoul Chiesa has been a Member of the European Network & Information Security Agency (ENISA) Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) . In March 2012 Raoul left his operating duties @ Mediaservice.net and became a Principal at Cyberdefcon Ltd, a company operating in the fight against cybercrime, mainly working on Cyber Intelligence, along with Mr. Jart Armin (founder of HostExploit).
In November 2012, Raoul launched his new company, “Security Brokers”, an innovative and global think-tank focused on vertical security issues, along with international networks of high-level InfoSec professionals.
Since 2001 he is a regular Speaker and KeyNote at official and underground security events such as Hack in the Box (HITB), CONFidence, Hackito Ergo Sum (HES), National Security Observatory at the Italian MoD, Security Summit, CCDCoE/NATO in Estonia, World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), India’s Hacking conferences (Club Hack; C0c0n; nullcon), Italian Senate, HackCon Norway, Hacktivity Hungary, RACVIAC Croatia, Swiss Cyber Storm, Secure Poland by CERT-PL, GOV.CERT-NL, SANS, ESA (European Space Agency), ISF China (Internet Security Forum), IDC China (Internet Data Centers Conference) 8.8 (Chile) and many more.
Also, Raoul publishes books and white papers in English and Italian language as the main author or contributor, and he’s a regular contact for worldwide media (newspapers, TV and bloggers) when dealing with Information Security issues and IT security incidents.