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.
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.
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]
Trellis: Privilege Separation for Multi-User Applications Made Easy
Andrea Mambretti, Kaan Onarlioglu, Collin Mulliner, William Robertson, Engin Kirda, Federico Maggi, and Stefano Zanero.
In International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID). Paris, France, 437–456. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45719-2_20 (September 2016) [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]
Pocket-sized Badness: Why Ransomware Comes as a Plot Twist in the Cat-Mouse Game
Federico Maggi and Stefano Zanero. Black Hat Briefings Europe (Peer-reviewed Talk), London, UK. (November 3, 2016) - Link: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-16/briefings.html [PDF]
Phoenix & Cerberus: Botnet Tracking via Precise DGA Characterization
Federico Maggi. Google Tech Talk (Invited Talk), Google, Mountain View, CA, USA. (May 2014) [PDF]