Giovanni Vigna

CTO, Lastline, Inc.

Giovanni Vigna has been researching and developing security technology for more than 20 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for CyberSecurity at the University of California in Santa Barbara, and is Co-Founder and CTO at Lastline. He is the Author of more than 200 publications, peer-reviewed papers, conferences and books. He is known for organizing and running an annual interuniversity Capture the Flag (iCTF) hacking contest that involves dozens of institutions and hundreds of students around the world. He also leads the Shellphish hacking team, which is the longest-running team playing at DefCon’s CTF.