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.

Campus Office

JFK Building, E02-229
29, avenue JF Kennedy
L-1855 Luxembourg


(+352) 46 66 44 5778


(+352) 46 66 44 35778

Making the Case for Evidence-based Standardization of Data Privacy and Data Protection Visual Indicators
Rossi Arianna, Lenzini Gabriele
Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL)
Systematization of threats and requirements for private messaging with untrusted servers. The case of E-mailing and instant
Symeonidis Iraklis, Lenzini Gabriele
International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
Security Analysis of Key Acquiring Strategies Used by Cryptographic Ransomware
Genç Ziya Alper, Lenzini Gabriele, Ryan Peter
Advances in Cybersecurity 2018
A Security Analysis, and a Fix, of a Code-Corrupted Honeywords System
Genç Ziya Alper, Lenzini Gabriele, Ryan Peter
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
No Random, No Ransom: A Key to Stop Cryptographic Ransomware
Ziya Alper Genç, Gabriele Lenzini, Peter Y. A. Ryan
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Get in touch with us

SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
29, Avenue J.F Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg