Short Course: A Deep Walk on the Dark Side of Information Security

The School of Arts and Science’s Software Institute is proud to announce a new short course titled: “A Deep Walk on the Dark Side of Information Security”  conducted by the renowned Information Security expert Raoul Chiesa. 

The course will take place on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24  and covers emerging security topics that include: digital underground world, cybercrime and hackers, cyber espionage and information warfare, OSINT, and self/enterprise digital defense; this is done through hands-on sessions, class exercises and group simulations.

Who should attend

  • ICT Industry Executives, CISO, CSO, CIO, IT Managers
  • Security engineers, System Administrators, Enterprise Architects, Risk Managers, IT professionals, Legal Officers
  • Faculty and students from Information Security, IT and Computer Science, Criminology and Law Schools

To register, please use the following link:

  • Early registration fees (before Dec. 31): Professionals 500$, Students 200$
  • Regular registration fees (after Jan. 1): Professionals 600$, Students 300$


Participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Lebanese American University - Software Institute

For additional information, please contact Dr. Sanaa Shafeddine at

More on Raoul Chiesa 

After being among the first Italian hackers back in the 80s and 90s (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional Information Security, establishing in 1997 the very first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, establishing “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 WG “Cyber World” at the Center For Higher Studies (CASD) between 2010 and 2013 at the National Security Observatory (OSN) driven by Italy’s MoD. He is a member of ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group (2010-2015), a 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.