Dino Dai Zovi

Hacker in Residence

Computer Science and Engineering


Dino Dai Zovi has been working in information security for over a decade with experience in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and cybersecurity R&D. Dino is also a regular speaker at information security conferences having presented his independent research on memory corruption exploitation techniques, 802.11 wireless client attacks, and Intel VT-x virtualization rootkits over the last 10 years at conferences around the world including DEFCON, BlackHat, and CanSecWest. He is a co-author of the books "The iOS Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2012), "The Mac Hacker’s Handbook" (Wiley, 2009), and “The Art of Software Security Testing” (Addison-Wesley, 2006). In 2008, eWEEK named him one of the 15 Most Influential People in Security. He is perhaps best known in the information security and Mac communities for winning the first Pwn2Own contest at CanSecWest 2007.


University of New Mexico, 2002

Bachelor of Science with Honors, Computer Science


Trail of Bits


From: January 2012 to present

Research Interests

Static Binary/Source Code Vulnerability Analysis
Vulnerability Exploitation
Automated Penetration Testing