Cesar Cerrudo is a professional hacker, cybersecurity futurist, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience.
Formerly the Chief Research Officer for Strike, where he led research efforts, he was IOActive Labs CTO for more than 10 years.
Throughout his career, Cesar is credited with discovering and helping to eliminate dozens of vulnerabilities in leading applications including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database server, IBM DB2, Microsoft Windows, and Twitter, to name a few. He has a record of finding more than 50 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, including 20 in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Based on his unique research, Cesar has authored white papers about cybersecurity problems, attacks, and exploitation techniques in different widely used technology. He has presented at a variety of company events and conferences around the world, including Microsoft, Intel, Black Hat, Bellua, CanSecWest, EuSecWest, WebSec, HITB, Microsoft BlueHat, EkoParty, FRHACK, H2HC, Infiltrate, 8.8, Hackito Ergo Sum, NcN, Segurinfo, RSA, and DEF CON.
He started Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit initiative to make cities around the world safer, after he found that most smart city technologies are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Cesar collaborates with and is regularly quoted in print and online publications. His research has been covered by Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, The Guardian, CNN, NBC, BBC, Fox News, The New York Times, New Scientist, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others.
Cesar is also CEO and founder of Argeniss Software. Founded in 2005, the firm is an international boutique software research and development services company based in Argentina.