Federico Maggi


Selected Recent Publications

Investigating Web Defacement Campaigns at Large
Federico Maggi, Marco Balduzzi, Ryan Flores, Lion Gu, and Vincenzo Ciancaglini.
In Proceedings of the 2018 on Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security. AsiaCCS ’18. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 443–456. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3196494.3196542 (June 4, 2018) [PDF]

An Experimental Security Analysis of an Industrial Robot Controller
Davide Quarta, Marcello Pogliani, Mario Polino, Federico Maggi, Andrea Maria Zanchettin, and Stefano Zanero.
In Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. S&P ’17. San Jose, CA: ACM. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SP.2017.20 (May 2017) [PDF]

ShieldFS: A Self-Healing, Ransomware-Aware Filesystem
Andrea Continella, Alessandro Guagnelli, Giovanni Zingaro, Giulio De Pasquale, Alessandro Barenghi, Stefano Zanero, and Federico Maggi.
In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. ACSAC ’16. Los Angeles, USA: ACM, 336–347. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2991079.2991110 (December 2016) [PDF]

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Selected Recent Talks

The Impact of Legacy Machines on Future Manufacturing Cybersecurity
Federico Maggi. Hannover Messe (Selected Talk), Hannover, Germany. (April 9, 2018) - Link: http://www.hannovermesse.de/event/the-impact-of-legacy-machines-on-future-manufacturing-cybersecurity/VOR/83621 [PDF]

Breaking the Laws of Robotics: Attacking Industrial Robots
Quarta, Davide and Pogliani, Marcello and Polino, Mario and Maggi, Federico and Zanero Stefano. Black Hat Briefings USA (Peer-reviewed Talk), Las Vegas, US. (July 27, 2017) - Link: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/briefings.html#breaking-the-laws-of-robotics-attacking-industrial-robots [PDF]

ShieldFS: The Last Word in Ransomware-Resilient File Systems
Continella, Andrea and Guagnelli, Alessandro and Zingaro, Giovanni and De Pasquale, Giulio and Barenghi, Alessandro and Zanero, Stefano and Maggi, Federico. Black Hat Briefings USA (Peer-reviewed Talk), Las Vegas, US. (July 27, 2017) - Link: https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/briefings.html#shieldfs-the-last-word-in-ransomware-resilient-file-systems [PDF]

Talking Behind Your Back: Attacks and Countermeasures of Ultrasonic Cross-Device Tracking
Mavroudis, Vasilios and Hao, Shuang and Fratantonio, Yanick and Maggi, Federico and Vigna, Giovanni and Kruegel, Christopher. Black Hat Briefings Europe (Peer-reviewed Talk), London, UK. (November 3, 2016) - Link: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-16/briefings.html [PDF]

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About me

I am a Senior Threat Researcher with Trend Micro’s Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) team, an elite team of researchers whose mission is to fighting against cyber criminals and scouting the future of emerging technologies, striving to predict and prevent emerging security risks and threats.

My research interests, mainly rooted in MSc and PhD, revolve around various topics under the “cyber security” and “cyber crime” umbrella terms, including threat analysis, malware analysis, mobile security, financial fraud analysis and detection, web- and social-network security and data analysis. I’ve presented my research at various international venues including academic conferences and industry conferences (such as Black Hat), as well as closed-door events.

I come from the academic world: I was an Assistant Professor at Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where I co-directed the system-security group at the NECST Laboratory.

In my career, I collaborate(d) with several research groups (e.g., UCSB, FORTH, NEU, Stony Brook, KU Leven, and RHUL), and I have given several lectures and talks as an invjted speaker at international venues and research schools. I also serve in the review or organizing committees of well-known conferences.

A longer version of my bio is available, and more details can be found in my CV at my LinkedIn profile page.