Luca De Fulgentis

Adverse Theory

Offensive Cybersecurity Professional & Co-founder

Luca De Fulgentis is an offensive cybersecurity professional with 15+ years of experience in breaking complex software, building offensive teams, managing large-scale security programs, delivering full-spectrum red teaming operations, and researching advanced tactics & techniques to infiltrate modern enterprise infrastructure.

Luca holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, where he graduated with a thesis on evolutionary fuzz testing techniques based on Island Model Genetic Algorithm (IMGA).

During his career, he has been securing technologies and critical infrastructure operated by private and government entities based in Europe, UK, North America, South Korea, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

Since 2006, Luca has been involved in the professional execution of dynamic testing and manual secure code review of 500+ high-profile web applications. He also attended as speaker at prestigious conferences such as Black Hat Mobile Security Summit, Hack in the Box Amsterdam, and AppSec Europe.

In 2024, Luca co-founded Adverse Theory, where he manages large-scale cybersecurity programs and drives the designing of unconventional cyber defense technologies.

Before co-founding Adverse Theory, he served as Executive Director of the xen1thLabs at Digital14 UAE, and lately as Vice President of Cybersecurity Technology Innovation & Product Security for a hi-tech startup based in Dubai.