Raoul “Nobody” Chiesa was born in Torino, Italy. After being among the first Italian hackers back in the 80’s and 90’s (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, establishing back in 1997 the very first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, and established along with former and new partners “The Security Brokers”, a visionary joined stock company providing niche, cutting-edge security consulting services and solutions.
Raoul is among the founder members of CLUSIT (Italian Information Security Association, est. 2000) and he is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, OWASP Italian Chapter, and at the Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/ OPSI); he has been one of the coordinators of the Working Group “Cyber World” at the Center for Defence Higher Studies (CASD) between 2010 and 2013 at the National Security Observatory (OSN) at Italy’s MoD.
He is a former member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group (2010-2012 and 2013-2015), an independent “Special Advisor on Cybercrime and Hacker’s Profiling” at the UN agency UNICRI, and a Member of the Coordination Group and Scientific Committee of APWG European chapter, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, acting like a “Cultural Attachè” for Italy, and a contributing author and Advisor at GCSEC.org.
Since July 2015 he’s a Board Member at AIIC, Italian Experts Association on Critical Infrastructures, a Subject Matter Expert for ADETEF (different French ministries) at ENCYSEC (Enhancing Cyber Security), a project funded by the European Union, and a member of the ITU (UN-Geneva) Roster of Experts on Cybersecurity.
Raoul publishes books, white papers and articles worldwide, which are often translated in different languages (English, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese) as main author or contributor, while being since more than 20 years a worldwide known and appreciated Key Noter and Speaker; giving all of the above, Raoul is a regular contact for worldwide medias (newspapers, TV, radio, podcasts and bloggers) when dealing with Information Security issues, ICT security incidents and IT trends.
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