Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni Vigna

UC Santa Barbara / Lastline

Giovanni Vigna is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and the CTO at Lastline, Inc. His research interests include malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, the underground economy, binary analysis, web security, and mobile phone security. He has been the Program Chair of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 2003), of the ISOC Symposium on Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS 2009), and of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in 2011. He is known for organizing and running an inter-university Capture The Flag hacking contest, called iCTF, that every year involves dozens of institutions around the world. Giovanni Vigna is also the leader of the Shellphish hacking group, who has participated in more DefCon CTF competitions than any other group in history. Giovanni Vigna received his M.S. with honors and Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.

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