Giovanni Vigna, Lastline Co-founder and CTO, Elected ACM Fellow
Lastline’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Giovanni Vigna, was recently elected as an ACM Fellow in the class of 2019 for his contribution to improving the security of the Internet and combating cybercrime. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges.
This is a tremendous honor since Giovanni is joining an elite group of ACM Fellows that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership. ACM named this year’s fellows based on their accomplishments that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives, including contributions in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, combating cybercrime, quantum computing, and wireless networking.
Giovanni is noted for his leadership in security and the development of cutting-edge technologies that have inspired the Lastline team to accomplish amazing things. In addition to his role at Lastline, Giovanni is also a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He is one of the three most published security researchers in the world, and he is the founder of the Shellphish hacking team, which is the longest-running team playing at DEF CON’s CTF competition.
ACM will recognize its 2019 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 20, 2020.