Bio

<p>Lorenzo Cavallaro is a Reader (Associate Professor)&nbsp;of Information Security in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. His research interests focus on systems security, and malware analysis and detection. &nbsp;</p> <p>Lorenzo is Principal Investigator on the 4-year EPSRC-funded BACCHUS grant EP/L022710/1 "MobSec: Malware and Security in the Mobile Age" (Jun 2014--Jun 2018), Principal Investigator on the 3-year EPSRC-funded CEReS grant EP/K033344/1 "Mining the Network Behavior of Bots" (Jun 2013--May 2016), co-Investigator on the 3.5 years EPSRC-&nbsp;and GCHQ-grant EP/K006266/1 "Cyber Security Cartographies (CySeCa)" (Oct 2012--Mar 2016), Academic Partner of the EPSRC-funded "Network in Internet and Mobile Malicious Software (NIMBUS)" (Nov 2012--Oct 2015), Associate Member of the EU FP7 NoE SysSec and member of the SysSec RedBook (<a href="http://www.red-book.eu">http://www.red-book.eu</a>) Task Force, and Partner of the EU FP7 CSA CyberROAD aimed at the development of a cybercrime and cyber-terrorism research roadmap. He is author and co-author of several papers and has published in well-known venues and served as PC member and reviewer of various conferences and journals.&nbsp; He was Program co-Chair of WISTP 2013, and has delivered "Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story", a MOOC Coursera course (40,000+ enrolled students) in June 2013, with a second edition scheduled for April 28 2014.</p> <p>Before joining the ISG, Lorenzo was a Post-Doc at VU Amsterdam working on systems dependability (Prof.&nbsp; A. S. Tanenbaum), malware analysis, and memory errors (Prof.&nbsp; H. J. Bos). He was also a Post-Doc at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), working on botnet analysis and detection (Profs C. Kruegel and G. Vigna).&nbsp; At UCSB, Lorenzo co-authored the paper titled "Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover", which reports on the team efforts on taking over a real-world botnet (ACM CCS &amp; UCSB CS Outstanding Publication Award).&nbsp; During his PhD, Lorenzo was a long-term visiting PhD scholar at Stony Brook University working on memory errors and taint analysis (Prof. R. Sekar).&nbsp;</p>

Courses

Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story

Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story