Federico Maggi

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 developed during my 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.

Before joining Trend Micro, 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 invited speaker at international venues and research schools. I also serve in the review or organizing committees of well-known conferences.

More details can be found in my CV or at my LinkedIn profile page.

Selected Publications

An Experimental Security Analysis of an Industrial Robot ControllerDavide 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. (May 2017) [PDF]

ShieldFS: A Self-Healing, Ransomware-Aware FilesystemAndrea 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. (December 2016) [PDF]

Trellis: Privilege Separation for Multi-User Applications Made EasyAndrea 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. (September 2016) [PDF]

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Selected Talks

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. Blackhat 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. Blackhat Europe (Peer-reviewed Talk), London, UK. (November 3, 2016) - Link: https://www.blackhat.com/eu-16/briefings.html [PDF]

A Walk Through the Construction of the First Mobile Malware Tracker
Federico Maggi. Android Security Symposium (Invited Talk), Vienna, Austria. (September 11, 2015) - Link: https://usmile.at/symposium/program [PDF]

Static Analysis of Android Applications
Federico Maggi. 2nd SysSec Summer School (Invited Lecture), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (September 25, 2014) - Link: http://www.syssec-project.eu/events/summer-school-2014/program/ [PDF]

Phoenix & Cerberus: Botnet Tracking via Precise DGA Characterization
Federico Maggi. Google Tech Talk (Invited Talk), Google, Mountain View, CA, USA. (May 2014) [PDF]

The Long Story of Short URLs
Federico Maggi. ISG Research Seminars (Invited Talk), Royal Holloway University of London. (May 1, 2012) [PDF]

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