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I'm a Senior Lecturer at the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway - University of London, where I lead the Systems and Software Security Lab (S3Lab).

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Our paper, "A Game of “Cut and Mouse”: Bypassing Antivirus by Simulating User Inputs.", has been accepted at ACSAC 2019! Authors: Ziya Alper Genç, Gabriele Lenzini, Daniele Sgandurra.

Our paper, "On Deception-Based Protection Against Cryptographic Ransomware.", has been accepted at DIMVA 2019! Authors: Ziya Alper Genç, Gabriele Lenzini, Daniele Sgandurra.

I'm program chair of the 1st Workshop on Cyber-Security Arms Race (CYSARM), co-located with the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, November 15, 2019 — London, UK. You can find more information at the website of CYSARM.

Short BIO

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa (2010), supervised by Prof. F. Baiardi. During my PhD studies I've worked on virtualization security. In particular, my research has focused around virtual machine introspection to enable a secure virtual machine to check the state of a monitored virtual machine. I've also been a visiting student for 5 months at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, collaborating in the security group supervised by Diego Zamboni and Andreas Wespi, by participating in the Phantom project.

From 2010 to 2013 I've been a PostDoc researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in Pisa, where I've mainly worked in the field of mobile security.

From 2014 to October 2016, I've been a Research Associate at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, working in the Security Group lead by Emil Lupu. Here, I've focused my research in the field of threat modeling for Cloud systems, and I've been involved in the Coco Cloud EU project.

Since October 2016, I'm a Lecturer at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, where my research focus is Internet of Things security, where I collaborate with the Smart Card and Internet of Things Security Centre (SCC), and since September 2018 I collaborate with the Systems and Software Security Lab (S3Lab) at ISG.

External Profiles

My publications on the DBLP database
My profile on Google Scholar
My publications on the ACM Author Profile Page

Contact Info

Daniele Sgandurra:
daniele.sgandurra at rhul dot ac dot uk
Information Security Group
Royal Holloway - University of London