Gabriele Lenzini

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity

Gabriele Lenzini

Head of the IRiSC Research Group, Associate professor | Chief scientist 2

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Lenzini has decennial expertise in the design of security and privacy for socio-technical systems, studying how security and privacy can be achieved beyond the technical dimension and when systems are deployed in an environment where human factors, user experience, and legal compliance also contribute to the system’s security and privacy.

He has a PhD, in Computer Science (2005, University of Twente, The Netherlands) and two MSc, respectively in Computer Science and in Information Technologies (University of Pisa, Italy).

He has worked at the University of Pisa and at the Italian National Council of Research (CNR), in Italy, and at the University of Twente, and at Telematica Institute, in the Netherlands. He participated in the development and execution of numerous national and international projects, most of them with a strong industrial participation.

In February 2010 he joined the SnT. He is now Head of the IRiSC research group (Interdisciplinary Research in Socio-Technical Cybersecurity).
He works on electronic voting security, and on location and privacy assurance, and in socio-technical security: he is chair of one of the few workshops in this area (

Areas of expertise

  • Socio-technical Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Formal Methods
  • Ransomware
  • Legal Informatics


Please refer to our Publications section for the full list of Gabriele’s academic outcomes. Below are the 5 latest Gabriele’s publications.

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“I personally relate it to the traffic light”: a user study on security & privacy indicators in a secure email system committed to privacy by default
Stojkovski Borce, Lenzini Gabriele, Koenig Vincent
The 36th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC ’21)
I am Definitely Manipulated, Even When I am Aware of it. It s Ridiculous! — Dark Patterns from the End-User Perspective
Kerstin Bongard-Blanchy, Arianna Rossi, Salvador Rivas, Sophie Doublet, Vincent Koenig, Gabriele Lenzini
2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)
The Framework of Security-Enhancing Friction: How UX Can Help Users Behave More Securely
Verena Distler, Gabriele Lenzini, Carine Lallemand, and Vincent Koenig
New Security Paradigms Workshop
Dual-Use Research In Ransomware Attacks: A Discussion on Ransomware Defence Intelligence
Ziya Alper Genç, Gabriele Lenzini
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
Authentication and Key Management Automation in Decentralized Secure Email and Messaging via Low-Entropy Secrets
Itzel Vazquez Sandoval, Arash Atashpendar, Gabriele Lenzini
Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications

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