UCSB Engineering

Giovanni Vigna

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Giovanni Vigna

Contacts

Department of Computer Science
UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-7565
fax: (805) 893-8553
vigna@cs.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Biography

Giovanni Vigna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His current research interests include web security, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and security of mobile code systems. In particular, he worked on frameworks for the modular development and testing of intrusion detection systems. He also edited a book on Security and Mobile Agents and authored one on Intrusion Correlation. He has been the Program Chair of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 2003). Finally, he is known for organizing and running the first inter-university international Capture The Flag hacking context. Giovanni Vigna received his M.S. with honors and Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

Awards/Honors

  • UCSB Academic Senate Teaching Award, 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2003

Selected Publications

See complete list of publications
  • An Anomaly-driven Reverse Proxy for Web Applications, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2006, F. Valeur, G. Vigna, C. Kruegel, and E. Kirda, web link
  • Anomalous System Call Detection, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, 2006, D. Mutz, F. Valeur, C. Kruegel, and G. Vigna, web link
  • Digital Forensic Reconstruction and the Virtual Security Testbed ViSe, Proceedings of the Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2006, A. Arnes, P. Haas, G. Vigna, and R. Kemmerer, web link
  • Noxes: A Client-Side Solution for Mitigating Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2006, E. Kirda, C. Kruegel, G. Vigna, and N. Jovanovic, web link
  • Using Generalization and Characterization Techniques in the Anomaly-based Detection of Web Attacks, Proceeding of the Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, 2006, W. Robertson, G. Vigna, C. Kruegel, and R. Kemmerer, web link
  • Using Labeling to Prevent Cross-Service Attacks Against Smart Phones, Proceedings of the Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2006, C. Mulliner, G. Vigna, D. Dagon, and W. Lee, web link
  • A Multi-model Approach to the Detection of Web-based Attacks, Computer Networks, vol. 48, no. 5, 2005, 717-738, C. Kruegel, G. Vigna, and W. Robertson, web link
  • Hi-DRA: Intrusion Detection for Internet Security, IEEE Proceedings, vol. 93 no. 10, 2005, 1848-1857, R. Kemmerer and G. Vigna, web link
  • Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems, The Handbook of Information Security, Volume III, 2005, G. Vigna and C. Kruegel, web link
  • Polymorphic Worm Detection Using Structural Information of Executables, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID), 2005, 207-226, C. Kruegel, E. Kirda, D. Mutz, W. Robertson, and G. Vigna, web link