Giovanni Vigna is the Sr. Director of Threat Intelligence at the VMware NSBU. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara (on leave), and was the CTO and co-founder of Lastline, Inc., a company that provides anti-malware solutions, which was acquired by VMware in June 2020.
His research interests include malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, the underground economy, binary analysis, web security, and mobile phone security.
Giovanni Vigna is also the founder of the Shellphish hacking group, who has participated in more DEF CON CTF competitions than any other group in history.
He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.