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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Royal Holloway, University of London
Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor)
United Kingdom

Lorenzo Cavallaro is a Senior Lecturer of Information Security in theInformation Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London.His research interests focus on systems security, and malware analysisand detection.

Lorenzo is Principal Investigator on the 4-year EPSRC-funded BACCHUSgrant EP/L022710/1 "MobSec: Malware and Security in the Mobile Age"(Jun 2014--Jun 2018), Principal Investigator on the 3-yearEPSRC-funded CEReS grant EP/K033344/1 "Mining the Network Behavior ofBots" (Jun 2013--May 2016), co-Investigator on the 3.5 years EPSRC-and GCHQ-grant EP/K006266/1 "Cyber Security Cartographies (CySeCa)"(Oct 2012--Mar 2016), Academic Partner of the EPSRC-funded "Network inInternet and Mobile Malicious Software (NIMBUS)" (Nov 2012--Oct 2015),Associate Member of the EU FP7 NoE SysSec and member of the SysSecRedBook (http://www.red-book.eu) Task Force, and Partner of the EU FP7CSA CyberROAD aimed at the development of a cybercrime andcyber-terrorism research roadmap. He is author and co-author ofseveral papers and has published in well-known venues and served as PCmember and reviewer of various conferences and journals. He wasProgram co-Chair of WISTP 2013, and has delivered "Malicious Softwareand its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story", a MOOCCoursera course (40,000+ enrolled students) in June 2013, with asecond edition scheduled for April 28 2014.

Before joining the ISG, Lorenzo was a Post-Doc at VU Amsterdam workingon systems dependability (Prof. A. S. Tanenbaum), malware analysis,and memory errors (Prof. H. J. Bos). He was also a Post-Doc at UCSanta Barbara (UCSB), working on botnet analysis and detection (ProfsC. Kruegel and G. Vigna). At UCSB, Lorenzo co-authored the papertitled "Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover",which reports on the team efforts on taking over a real-world botnet(ACM CCS & UCSB CS Outstanding Publication Award). During his PhD,Lorenzo was a long-term visiting PhD scholar at Stony Brook Universityworking on memory errors and taint analysis (Prof. R. Sekar)

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, June 25