Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni Vigna

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB).

My research focuses on vulnerability analysis, web security, malware analysis, and the security of mobile platforms.

I am the director of the Center for CyberSecurity at UCSB, the co-director of the Security Lab, which is part of the iSeclab group, and I am the founder of the Shellphish hacker group.

I am one of the co-founders of Lastline, Inc., a company that develops innovative solutions to detect and mitigate advanced malware (APTs) and targeted threats.

Every year, I organize the International Capture The Flag (iCTF), one of the world's largest attack-defense hacking competitions.

My class on hacking is available on YouTube.