Lorenzo Cavallaro is a Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor) in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests span across a number of computer science disciplines, including operating systems, computer architectures and networks, compilers and programming languages, and machine learning. Before joining the ISG at Royal Holloway, Lorenzo was a Post-Doctorate researcher in the Systems & Security group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he joined Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, and his team, working on (operating) systems security. From Apr 2008 to Dec 2009, he was a Post-Doctorate researcher in the Computer Security Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), working with Profs Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna on botnet analysis and detection/mitigation techniques. From Sep 2006 to Mar 2008, instead, Lorenzo was a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar first, and a Research Foundation Employee, after (Oct 2007 to Mar 2008), in the Department of Computer Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), joining the Cyber Security/Secure Systems Lab led by Prof. R. Sekar, working on memory error countermeasures, anomaly detection and taint analysis techniques. Lorenzo is authors and co-authors of more than 18 papers, has published in top venues, and has served as PC member and reviewer of various conferences and journals, including IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security Symposium, ACSAC, NDSS, RAID, DIMVA, EDCC, DSN-DCSS, SESOC, ICISS, EuroSec, ACM TISSEC, TDSC, COSE, and COMNET.
Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Department of Information Technology of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 170 refereed technical papers in international journals and conferences. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995.
She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA).
Lecture: Privacy in emerging scenarios
Dawn Song is Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she was an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2007. Her research interest lies in security and privacy issues in computer systems and networks, including areas ranging from software security, networking security, database security, distributed systems security, to applied cryptography. She is the recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the George Tallman Ladd Research Award, the Okawa Foundation Research Award, and the Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Distinguished Lecture Series Award. She is also the author of multiple award papers in top security conferences, including the best paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium and the highest ranked paper at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.
Edgar R. Weippl
Edgar R. Weippl (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CSSLP, CMC) is Research Director of SBA Research and Associate Professor (Privatdozent) at the Vienna University of Technology. His research focuses on applied concepts of IT-security and e-learning. Edgar is member of the editorial board of Computers & Security (COSE), in the steering committee of the ED-MEDIA conference; he organizes the ARES conference. After graduating with a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Edgar worked for two years in a research startup. He then spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor, he worked as a consultant in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the Vienna University of Technology and founded together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen the research center SBA Research.
Marco Morana is SVP of Technology Risks & Controls for Citigroup Institutional Client Group (ICG) EMEA with role of Senior Security Analyst. Marco was previously VP of Information Security for Citigroup Global Consumer North America with role of Technology Information Security Officer (TISO). Prior to Citigroup, Marco has matured 10+ years of professional experience in application security in diverse professional roles such as architect, consultant and project manager. As senior consultant with McAfee Inc, Marco provided software security services for several clients in diverse industry sectors. As application and software architect Marco led the design of secure middleware for VISA, secure email encryption for NASA, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) for IBM (formerly Internet Security Systems) and secure mobile applications for Sybase (formerly xCellenet). As manager of a joint venture EWA-Datamat, Marco lead the project management team that promoted services to audit organizations in compliance with the System Security Engineering/Capability Maturity Model (ISO/IEC 21827).