Founded in 2004, Secure Network offers specialized services to guarantee the security of your systems.
Thanks to standard methodologies sharpened by years of experience in Italy and Europe, Secure Network is able to effectively answer all your needs and support you in the protection of your core businesses.
In 2018 Secure Network entered into a joint venture with BV Tech S.p.a, further expanding the company’s international opportunities.
Alvise Biffi is Chief Executive Officer of Secure Network, which he founded together with Stefano Zanero in 2004. Alvise is actively in charge of business development and management.
Graduated in Businees Economics from the Bocconi University of Milan, Alvise works in the IT strategic management sector since 1999. Before founding Secure Network, Alvise has been the President of JEME Bocconi and worked as Marketing Manager for SoftPeople.
Since 2005, Alvise has been an active member of Assolombarda, the association of tertiary and industrial companies based in the Milan area. During the following years, he fulfilled several relevant positions. He is now the President of Piccola e Media Impresa of Assolombarda, Vice President of both Assolombarda and Piccola Industria Confindustria and council member of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan.
Stefano Zanero is Chairman of Secure Network. Stefano received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently an associate professor with the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. His research focuses on mobile malware, malware analysis, and systems security. Besides teaching “Computer Security” and “Computer Forensics” at Politecnico, he has an extensive speaking and training experience in Italy and abroad. He co-authored over 50 scientific papers and books.
He is an associate editor for the “Journal in computer virology and hacking techniques”. He’s a Senior Member of the IEEE (covering volunteer positions at national and regional level), the IEEE Computer Society (for which he is a member of the Board of Governors), and a lifetime senior member of the ACM. Stefano co-founded the Italian chapter of ISSA (Information System Security Association), of which he is a senior member. He sits in the International Board of Directors of the same association.
Secure Network acts like your most determined attackers and performs realistic and in-depth analysis of your most critical systems.
Formed by a young and cutting-edge Red Team of engineers and always up to date thanks to the close collaboration with Politecnico di Milano.
The stable research and development studies and the active participation to international conferences, lectures and workshops, make Secure Network one of the most effective security companies.
Alberto Volpatto holds a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, from where he graduated with a master thesis focused on the application of artificial intelligence and multiagent systems techniques to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
After graduation, he started working at the ICT Department of Politecnico di Milano as a computer security researcher, where he worked on the security of mobile touchscreen devices, malware analysis, source code reviewing and development of secure software.
Alberto is a Secure Network’s CTO and daily performs penetration testing on critical banking systems.
Eros holds a M.Sc. degree from the Politecnico di Milano university. He graduated with a thesis on the realisation of a novel automated analysis framework for mobile applications targeting the Android platform, exploiting techniques such as bytecode analysis and manipulation and automated instrumentation.
Among his tasks, he performs penetration testing and code review targeting both mobile devices and web application security. Eros has a strong interest in analysing new platforms and developing automated tools to optimise the analysis process.
Alex is about to graduate in Physics at Università degli Studi di Milano. Thanks to courses he attended during his career he learned more about new programming languages. He experienced computer security for the first time by attending for pleasure professor Zanero’s course “Computer Security”.
Enthusiast of robotics and Artificial Intelligence he stepped in Computer Science by building and programming robots. Among the platforms used are BasicStamp BS2 (upgraded by himself to BS2sx), Arduino Uno and Lego Mindstorm NXT.
Noemi holds a B.Sc. in Systems and Networks Information Security at the University of Milan. Her thesis concerned the design and development of an HTTP/2 browser-side fuzzer.
She deals primarily with penetration tests of web and mobile applications. Starting from an economic and legal basis, her personal interests also move on matters of a juridical nature such as the treatment of sensitive data on the web, the reputation of the online individual and hate speech.
Jacopo holds a M.Sc. degree from Politecnico di Milano. He graduated with a thesis on binary analysis techniques based on the callgraphs. He is member of the “Tower of Hanoi” team from the Politecnico di Milano with which he participates to CTF competitions.
He performs penetration test activities and reverse engineering. His interests include the security analysis of embedded devices, covering techniques for the retrieval and analysis of embedded firmwares.
Nicholas holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. His thesis “Ombuds: A Public Space With A Single Shared History” won a Knight Foundation Prototype grant for its novel use of Bitcoin. He subsequently founded Soapbox Systems to develop the project and demonstrated the project at DEF CON 23.
He has worked as a software engineer for a series of American start-ups and as the lead developer on GlobaLeaks for the non-profit Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. At Hermes, Nick focused on improving the encryption and improving information security recounting these efforts in presentations at the first OpenPGPConf, Politecnico di Milano and ESC.
Riccardo graduated in System and Network Information Security at the University of Milan. His thesis concerned the design and development of a command line tool that determines if specific Github software/library versions are affected by security issues.
He is primarily focused on penetration tests of web and mobile applications, and his main interests are related to the automotive field of information security and latest web platforms analysis.
Michele received a M.Sc. in Information Security from the University of Salerno. His thesis concerned the design of new techniques for Network anomaly detection based on non-linear analysis and machine learning.
He performs Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics activities. Furthermore, he had previous work experience as a member of Incident response teams. His interests include Malware Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Social Engineering and online privacy, being a supporter of the Tor Project.
Specialized in embedded hardware platform development, integrated systems and IOT, Giorgio has had many professional experiences in the field of industrial electronic design, networking, system integration and system administration. He mainly executes in-depth analysis and penetration test of hardware systems and IOT devices, also in the context of Industry 4.0.
His interests include hardware and IOT devices, embedded systems, RF devices for SIGINT activities, and electronic microcontrollers such as Arduino and Raspberry.
Tommaso received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering cum laude from the “Seconda Università degli Studi” of Naples. His thesis concerned the design and implementation of an open-source modular platform for cybersecurity training.
He is primaly focused on penetration tests of web applications. Over the years he has worked on web applications design and development, system administration and design of virtualized infrastructures. His main interests are related to ethical hacking, electronics and high performance computing.
Diego holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He is currently a member of the italian ethical hacking team “Mhackeroni” with whom he competed in the DEFCON CTF 26 and 27 finals in Las Vegas.
The main activities he deals with are mobile and application penetration tests. Reverse engineering and malware analysis are his main interests in the cybersecurity field, in particular he enjoys trying to reverse serial validation algorithms in old computer games and software.
Ilaria holds a Master of Science degree from Politecnico di Milano. Her thesis analyzed the correlation of genetic mutation in types of different cancers.
She has a focus on web and mobile applications penetration tests. Her interests revolve around data analysis, the security of industrial networks as well as automobiles.
Francesco is the Sales Manager of Secure Network: he is responsible for commercial activities and maintains partnerships in collaboration with the CEO, Alvise Biffi.
Francesco holds a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Verona and has several years of experience in the commercial field, he has experience in corporate markets (he worked the Global Account for Cerved) as well as the financial and cybersecurity software market where he used his linguistic skill to expand commercial development.
ISO specialist, Giancarlo took part as a develpment team leader or member in important compliance projects (D.lgs 231/2001) and certification of management’s systems as ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 27001 (information and data security).
Member of the board of directors of AICQ (Associazione Italiana Cultura della Qualità) in the public administration field, he is enrolled in AICQ SINCEV registers as a qualified auditor in ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 systems. Giancarlo promotes multiple conferences and workshops on certifications of Management Systems as useful tools to improve business performance, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Cyber Security in Smart City.