Alessandro Armando

Alessandro Armando

Professor, University of Genoa


Alessandro Armando received his PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Genoa. His appointments include a position as research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and one at INRIA-Lorraine (France).

He is professor at the University of Genoa where he teaches Computer Security. He has contributed to founding and directing the Master in Cybersecurity and Data Protection of the University of Genoa and the Master in Digital Forensic and Cyber Technologies at the School of Telecommunications of the Armed Forces (STELMILIT). He is currently serving as director of the PhD Program in Security, Risk and Vulnerability of the University of Genoa.

He founded and led the Security & Trust Research Unit of the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento. He has been coordinator and/or team leader in several national and EU research projects, including a European Industrial Doctorate in partnership with SAP. He contributed to the discovery of authentication flaws in Single Sign-On standards and implementations, including a serious man-in-the-middle attack on the SAML-based SSO for Google Apps.

He is currently serving as deputy director of the Cybersecurity National Laboratory of the National Inter-university Consortium on Informatics (CINI) and as chairman of the Scientific Committee of the SERICS Foundation.