After 15 years at IBM, Pierluigi Stella co-founded Network Box USA (the American division of Network Box Corporation Ltd) in 2003. As CTO, he has extensive knowledge of security issues with emphases on the financial; banking; hospitality and travel; healthcare; and education sectors. Stella is frequently quoted by IT and security industry press, and is a sought-after writer and speaker. He holds a Master’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Naples, Polytechnic School of Engineering in Naples, Italy. He has received numerous industry recognitions for notable career achievements in addition to being the recipient of excellence awards for innovative design.