Minded Security was established in Italy in 2007 with a focus on supporting businesses and organizations to build secure products and services.
The creation of Minded Security Research Lab resulted in some of the most important advancements in software security including the development of the first tool for Flash Security Testing (SWFintruder), and the first tool for Client Side Testing using Dynamic Tainting Analysis (DOMinatorPro).
Our unique expertise on Software Security permits us to support businesses and organizations to build secure products and services.
Minded Security innovative technologies are the culmination of over many years of research and thousands of successful software security consulting engagements at leading public and private organizations throughout the world.
From 2014 Minded Security UK was created to host resources at Level 39 in London to accelerate R&D on application security products and for expanding current products and services in the European market.
Minded Security Team
Matteo Meucci is the CEO and a cofounder of Minded Security, where he is responsible for strategic direction and business development for the Company. Prior to founding Minded Security, Matteo had several consultancy experiences from BT Global Services, INS, Business-e and CryptoNet. Matteo has more than 13 years of specializing in information security and collaborates from several years at the OWASP project: he founded the OWASP-Italy Chapter in 2005 and leads the OWASP Testing Guide from 2006. Matteo is invited as speaker at many events all around the world talking about Web Application Security. Matteo has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Bologna.
Marco Morana is SVP and senior security application security architect and he leads the architectural risk analysis globally for Citi private bank based in London Canary Wharf where he is also responsible for leading the malware risk analysis and the DDoS risk analysis global initiative(s). He is managing director of Minded Security UK and technical advisor of Nok Nok Labs and Confer Technologies, he also mentors cyber-security start-ups at FinTech campus in Canary Wharf. During his 15+ years of distinguished career in security, he specialized in architecting secure applications for major Fortune 500 companies, training and consulting Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). He is technical advisor for the Cyber ROAD that is EU funded project and he leads the CISO application security guide project for OWASP organization. He co-developed a process called PASTA (Process for Attack Simulation and Threat Analysis) and he also published the first application security guide for CISO funded by OWASP in 2013. He has spoken on cyber-security since 2005 at security conferences world-wide and most recently at the CISO MIS Summits worldwide. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University and an Engineering Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Padova Italy.
Stefano Di Paola is the CTO and cofounder of Minded Security, where he is Head of Research and Development Lab. In the last 7 years Stefano presented several cutting edge research topics, such as DOM based XSS runtime taint analysis, Expression Language Injection, Http Parameter Pollution, ActionScript Security that lead him to be in the Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques initiative for 5 consecutive years (2007-2011). He also published several security advisories and open source security tools and contributed to the OWASP testing guide. Stefano is Research & Development Director of OWASP Italian Chapter.
Giorgio Fedon is the COO and a cofounder of Minded Security, where he is responsible for running daily operations of the company and managing Professional Services. Prior to founding Minded Security, Giorgio was a senior penetration tester and code auditor. As a long-time experienced penetration tester he has solid system and application security knowledge. He is also specialized in finding and exploiting new vulnerabilities in prominent software and this is both for passion and to stay ahead of the new threats and exploitation techniques before are found and disclosed publicly. He participated as speaker in many national and international events talking mainly about web security and malware obfuscation techniques.
Michael Shipps is Business Advisor in Minded Security and an accomplished cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of experience developing and managing large scale cybersecurity projects. Michael has led international teams of application and system security experts in formulating and executing risk management programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies and large government enterprises. Michael is an active member in several information security organizations focused on developing improved practices and global standards for safe and secure application development. Michael has a BS in Economics from Arizona State and a MBA from National University. Michael also received a Graduate Certificate in Information Security from Villanova University.
Giovanni Mazza is Business Development Manager in Minded Security, he is responsible for developing new customers to increase sales and building relationships with new and existing customers and business partners. Giovanni is a senior level IT salesman with over fifteen years of experience in important IT companies such as Xerox and Italtel. He has a deep technical background in Security Internet related technologies and business. He devoloped projects and services in Network Security, Identity Management and Public Key Infrastructure for Large Enterprises in Finance, Industry, GDO and Public Sectors.
Gianrico Ingrosso is a Senior Security Consultant of the Minded Security consultants team. During his experience with Minded Security, he delivered several security assessments, like penetration tests or secure code reviews, for important companies such as banks, TLC and public companies. He also delivers courses about application security and participates as speaker at some of the most important national security meetings. Gianrico has a master's degree in Computer Science Engineering from "Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II" and a second level Master in information security management for companies and public administrations from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He also contributed to the third edition of the OWASP testing guide.
Gianluca Brindisi is a Security Consultant of the Minded Security consultants team where he delivers secure code reviews and penetration tests of web applications. He has a broad experience as a web developer and he holds a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and a master's degree in Information Security. He has authored and contributed to various security related open source projects and helped discovering vulnerabilities on well known CMSs such as Wordpress.
Davide Danelon is a Security Consultant of Minded Security, where he delivers security assessments and penetration testing of web and mobile applications. Prior joining Minded Security, Davide was an Analyst at Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services gaining also experience in the conduction of risk assessments, vulnerability assessments and IT audits. Davide has a master’s degree in computer engineering and he holds GWAPT, Comptia Security+ and CCNA certifications. He also contributed to the development of the fourth edition of the OWASP testing guide.
Mauro Gentile is a Security Consultant at Minded Security. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". During his work experience with Minded Security, he performed penetration testing activities and source code analysis of web and mobile applications for several important companies. His primary research interests are mainly focused on web browser security and web application security; he responsibly reported vulnerabilities to big companies and participated to bug bounty programs.
Simone Bovi is a Security Consultant at Minded Security where he delivers Web Application Penetration Test, Mobile Penetration Test (iOS and Android platform), Vulnerability Assessment and Network Penetration Test for several enterprise companies and financial institutions. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Padova and security certifications as eCPPT and eWPT. He is also interested in researching and practice Wireless Penetration Test and Social Engineering techniques.
Egidio Romano is a Security Consultant at Minded Security, where he delivers secure code reviews and penetration tests of web applications. He holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Catania. Before joining the Minded Security team Egidio has worked for Secunia, with the responsibility to test and assess publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. He has discovered and published some security vulnerabilities affecting open source web applications like Joomla, SugarCRM, phpMyFAQ, Mantis, Docebo and many others.
Alessandro Braccio is a Security Consultant of the Minded Security consultants team. During his work experience with Minded Security he performed penetration testing activities and source code analysis of web applications for several important companies. He has work experience as a web developer and holds a degree in Computer Science at the Department of Computer and Information Science of Genoa.