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My name is Andrea Allievi, alias AaLl86.

I am an italian computer security researcher, and system-level developer, with over 7 years experience.
Starting from the year 2013, I am currently a Security Research Engineer working for the TALOS Group at Cisco Systems Inc ( Previously I was engaged by Saferbytes, PrevX/Webroot, working as a security researcher in the Marco Giuliani team…

I was born in a small italian town near Milan (Seregno), on 5th January 1986 and I was immediately affascinated by the entire Electronic world, especially by Computers and low-level solutions (always asking myself “How does it work?”).

I graduated in 2010 from University Milano Bicocca with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. For my thesis, I developed a Master Boot Record (MBR) Bootkit entirely in 64 bit capable of defeating all the Windows 7 protections. I am also the original designer of the first UEFI Bootkit. I am specialized in operating systems internals, from kernel level code all the way to user-land code.

I have completed a lot of security-related researches, ranging from all kind of Malware (especially Kernel-mode rootkit) to the analysis of particular Operating systems security features (like Windows 8.1 AppContainers and Kernel Patch Protection for example).

In addition to developing, researching and fiddling with Security world, my hobbies are mainly sports, especially martial arts and soccer. I like to stay with other people…

I hope you enjoy this blog!