Posted in Pubblica Amministrazione

Italian Public Administration web sites (in)security: 2014 report

Knowledge is the key. Recently Leandro Gelasi pointed me to an interesting report: 2014 Italian Cyber Security Report about awareness, defense and organization in the Public Sector. That’s mostly a detailed analysis of a 61-questions…

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Posted in Pubblica Amministrazione

Reverse DNS lookup for Italian Government’s mail exchangers (UPDATES 1-2)

Bleeding edge technology? Definitely not. However, Public Administrations seem to ignore some well known recommendations (RFC 1033, RFC 1912) for their Internet presence and services. This article shows the current status of italian ministries’ (or departments’) mail exchangers: domain,…

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HTTPS Zombies among Italian Public Administration’s web sites

Tales of terror: SSL nightmare. Despite the fact that confidentiality, integrity and identity play a key role in the modern Internet, Italian Public Administrations seem to understimate how a HTTPS web site is important to…

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Posted in Innovazione Pubblica Amministrazione

Where do italian Public Administration web sites live?

It’s important how we choose our hosting provider and it depends on a lot of aspects. As a Public Administration I first would identify my visitors profile: how many they are, from where they connect…

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Posted in Innovazione Pubblica Amministrazione

DNSSEC, unidentified flying object in the sky over italian Public Administration

Q: “Are you running DNSSEC?” A: “Pardon, what am I supposed to run?” Ok, DNNSEC (a set of extensions to DNS documented since 2005 by RFCs 4033, 4034, 4035) is not so widely adopted but…

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Posted in Innovazione Pubblica Amministrazione

Anti spam measures adopted by italian Public Administrations: mostly SPF

It’s a long way to run, granted. Italian Public Administrations are adopting some anti spam measures as SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) TXT records in their authoritative name…

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Posted in Innovazione Pubblica Amministrazione

IPv6 in the Internet resources of italian Public Administration at a glance

Italian Public Administration and IPv6: poor results. “I call on Member States to make sure that public authorities and industry have IPv6 widely sown up by 2010″ said Viviane Reding in 2008. In 2011 European…

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Posted in CentOS GNU/Linux How to Pubblica Amministrazione

How to install CKAN on CentOS 7 using Docker images

CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and…

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Posted in Glossario Pubblica Amministrazione

[Definizione] Situazione di emergenza generale

Definizione del giorno: Situazione di emergenza generale La situazione nella quale si determinano le condizioni per una riduzione rilevante o per l’interruzione delle prestazioni rese dai processi critici. All’emergenza effettiva è assimilata anche l’emergenza potenziale,…

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[Definizione] Servizi minimi essenziali

Definizione del giorno: Servizi minimi essenziali I servizi necessari per dotarsi di soluzioni di Disaster Recovery o anche per migliorare quelle esistenti. da: Linee Guida per il Disaster Recovery (DR) delle PA

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