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 cyber security 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 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 on several national and international conferences
His book, “Esplorare Internet” has been a top seller in Italy and has been used as 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).
professional journalist, founder and managing director of the newspaper MilanoWeekend.it, is a business consultant and trainer in the field of SEO for digital content and Content Marketing.
Long collaborator of Sole-24 Ore and of numerous national newspapers for economics and technology, after the master’s in Information Systems Management he was Bocconi research analyst BTO in business, technology, and business organization.
He later obtained his master’s degree in investigative journalism and analysis of documentary sources. He conceived and conducted the “Online Journalism: tools and best practices for digital editors” course for the Order of Journalists of Lombardy.
The national Milan Weekend network and training
His daily newspaper Milano Weekend, one of the most read for events and free time, today Italy Weekend national network (with editorial offices in Rome, Florence, and Bologna) is a national weekend leisure service for one of the major Italian publishing groups
Milan Weekend, in addition to the intense external and internal training activities, is a media partner of the most important Italian events and conferences dedicated to digital content, SEO and web marketing