Cesar Cerrudo


Chief Technology Officer


As CTO for IOActive Labs, Cesar Cerrudo leads the team in producing ongoing, cutting-edge research. Cesar manages IOActive’s responsible disclosure process and is the main liaison between IOActive and CERT.

Formerly the founder and CEO of Argeniss Consulting, acquired by IOActive, Cesar is a world-renowned security researcher and specialist in application security. 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, Yahoo! Messenger, and Twitter. He has a record of finding more than 50 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and more than 20 in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

Cesar has authored several white papers on database and application security as well as attacks and exploitation techniques based on his unique research. More recently he’s conducted research on the Internet of Things (IoT) and traffic control systems. He has been invited to present at a variety of companies and conferences, including Black Hat, Bellua, CanSecWest, EuSecWest, WebSec, HITB, Microsoft BlueHat, EkoParty, FRHACK, H2HC, Infiltrate, 8.8, Hackito Ergo Sum, NcN, and Defcon. Cesar collaborates with and is regularly quoted in print and online publications.