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 2014 Secure Network UK inaugurated its London headquarters, further expanding the company’s international boundaries.
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.
Security Engineer, he 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.
Alessandro Guagnelli received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he graduated cum laude with a thesis on detection of ransomware from the file system point of view, using behavioral techniques only. He applied for the Erasmus project, which allowed him to attend courses from the Cyber Security M.Sc. of Tallinn University Of Technology.
He is a security enthusiast, with interest ranging from computer to physical security, including social engineeiring. He has been part of the CTF team “Tower of Hanoi”, the official team from Politecnico di Milano, where he specialized in binary exploitation.
Alex Conti 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.
Andrea Palanca obtained a M.Sc. cum Laude in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, by developing and publishing a novel typology of denial-of-service attacks against Controller Area Network (CAN) buses.
Deeply fond of cars and motor means of transport, his interests are primarily focused on the emerging topic of computer security in the automotive and transportation universe.
Andrea Braschi received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with the thesis “Prometheus: A Web-based Platform for Analyzing Banking Trojans”, which was awarded at CyCon2015 conference.
After three years of Consulting in the field of computer security he decided to focus his attention on penetration tests only by joining Secure Network. His main areas of interest are fraud analysis and prevention, APT detection and malware analysis.
Noemi Tentori holds a B.Sc. in Systems and Networks Information Security at the University of Milan (Crema). 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 Ferrigno 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.
Laura holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Pavia. She had the opportunity to enter the field of Information Security thanks to previous experience with Digital Forensics.
She mainly executes penetration tests against web applications and networks. She also continues to performs digital forensic analyses. Laura has a strong interest in Social Engineering, specifically in using OSINT techniques to improve and refine security tests.
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.
Secure Network’s ISO specialist, in his professional life 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) for services and software development companies that work in the health and tributes field.
He covered board-level positions in both public and private companies, as of now he is a 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.