We are a group of young (and less young) researchers very passionate in investigating security and privacy issues related to current and future technologies. The SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group was founded (in 2011) and is led by Prof. Mauro Conti. The group is mostly based at the University of Padua, while it enjoys worldwide collaborations.
As for the name of our group... We have to admit we got inspired by a local popular wine-based cocktail. However, we do also have a proper acronym: SPRITZ... Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal!