Cyber Security Specialist
e-mail: alfredo at pironti.eu (where 'at' stands for '@')
I am a cyber security specialist and security researcher in formal methods for security protocol implementations and security-aware applications. My current research interests include traffic analysis and side channel analysis; I recently focused on miTLS, a verified implementation of the TLS security protocol in the computational model of cryptography, via refinement types. I was a member of the Prosecco research group at INRIA and of the Secure Distributed Computing project at the MSR-INRIA Joint Centre. My main collaborators are Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Cédric Fournet, Markulf Kohlweiss and Pierre-Yves Strub.
I received my PhD in 2010 at Politecnico di Torino, supervised by Riccardo Sisto. During my PhD I co-developed a framework, called spi2java, that allows to semi-automatically generate Java implementations of security protocols formally specified in the spi calculus language.
For half a year, I have been a visiting PhD student at the Microsoft Research Centre, Cambridge, UK, and the Open University, UK, supervised by Jan Jürjens. During my visit, I developed novel formally-based methodologies to design and develop monitors for legacy security protocols implementations.
I am a member of the CryptoForma network, aimed at bridging the gap between symbolic and computational formal methods.