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Chief Technology Officer at Lastline
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Dr. Giovanni Vigna leads technology innovation at Lastline. He has been researching and developing security technology for more than 20 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of the Center for CyberSecurity at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He is the author of more than 200 publications, peer-reviewed papers, conferences, and books. He is known for organizing and running an annual inter-university Capture The Flag (iCTF) hacking contest that involves dozens of institutions and hundreds of students around the world. He also leads the Shellphish hacking team, which is the longest-running team playing at DefCon's CTF.

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How to Think Like a Hacker

10/10/2019
In the arms race of computer security, it's never been more important to develop an adversarial mindset that can identify assumptions and determine if and how they can be violated.

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