Michele Bezzi, Sap Labs, France


"From (security) research to innovation" (2015)


Short bio:


Michele Bezzi: is Research Manager at SAP Product Security Research. He is heading a group of researchers investigating into applied research and innovative security solutions, addressing topics likesecurity tools for development, intrusion detection systems, and software security analysis.

He received his Master Degree in Physics from the Univ. of Florence in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Bologna in 1998. He has 15+ years’ experience in industrial research in SONY, Accenture and SAP. He has been supervising several European projects, and he has published 50+ scientific papers in various research areas: security, privacy, pervasive computing, neural networks, evolutionary models, complex systems.




I will present some concrete examples of research projects, and show how these research results have been using in SAP products and processes.

The security research team is addressing different topics like security tools for development, intrusion detection systems, software security analysis. For example, in recent years, we prototypedan application level intrusion detection software, now released as product as SAP Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD), able to detect attacks, in real-time, on complex software landscape. We also devise tools for support developers in secure development, allowing for example security testing during the code writing phase, as well as innovative tools for security governance. In this talk, starting from these examples, I will also discuss challenges and opportunities in transferring research results to industrial products or processes.