Dr. Corrado Leita is a Researcher in Symantec Research Labs Europe. He obtained his Bachelor degree in 2003 and a Master’s in Computer Science and Engineering in 2006, both from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy). During this period, he performed part of his studies at EURECOM (Sophia Antipolis, France). In 2005 he obtained a Master’s in Networks and Distributed Systems from the ESSI (Sophia Antipolis, France). His ESSI master thesis was the result of six months of work in the Pervasive Computing Group of IBM Zurich Research Labs. He performed his Ph.D. research work at EURECOM and obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Nice.
Dr. Leita is currently involved in the WOMBAT project, funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). His main interests are collection of Internet threat landscape information and the exploitation of such information to gather better insight into the threats economy. His interests include collection of data on both client and server-side threats and the study of the structure and characteristics of observed activities. His Ph.D. work created SGNET, a distributed honeypot deployed to collect information on malware propagation. SGNET leveraged ScriptGen, a protocol-learning technique that can automatically build protocol interaction models by observing network interaction traces between real clients and servers. Dr. Leita is on the Program Committee of the Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) and a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security (TISSEC).