Riccardo Paccagnella

PhD Student

Riccardo is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is advised by Professor Chris Fletcher. His current research interests lie in the areas of hardware and systems security.

Prior to joining Professor Fletcher’s lab, Riccardo earned his Masters Degree working in the STS Lab on secure system auditing. His thesis, “Towards Trustworthy Foundations for Operating System Forensics,” proposes scalable techniques for tamper-evident auditing in the presence of anti-forensic attackers seeking to destroy evidence of their intrusion. Riccardo obtained his Bachelors degree in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He also spent a year working in technical computing at Cisco Systems.

Papers published with the STS Lab

Logging to the Danger Zone: Race Condition Attacks and Defenses on System Audit Frameworks

CUSTOS: Practical Tamper-Evident Auditing of Operating Systems Using Trusted Execution

Emerging Threats in IoT Voice Services

Skill Squatting Attacks on Amazon Alexa