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INFORMATION AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES

CODE 108713
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 10716 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE (L-9) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides the basics of the modern telecommunication networks. The main services and critical aspects of the Internet will be faced and discussed. The principal actions to garantee the networks and computer security will be presented. Furthermore, the main characteristics of electronic mail, the techniques of cryptography and digital signature will be described, as well as the principal kinds of malware.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The objective of the course is to provide the basics of the modern telecommunication networks, specifically as concerns the main services and critical aspects of the Internet. The principal actions to garantee the networks and computer security will be addressed. Furthermore, the main characteristics of electronic mail, the techniques of cryptography and digital signature will be described, as well as the principal kinds of malware.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance, active participation to lectures, and individual study will allow students

    - to appreciate the actual advantages deriving from the modern telecommunication

    - to understand the main elements of computer networks;

    - to understand the structure of the Internet and its main services;

    - to learn the critical aspects related to information security

    - to recognize the principal hazards related to the most common types of malware

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in attendance except for exceptions and/or specific restrictions due to the Covid-19 emergency.

    Further information will be available on the AulaWeb page devoted to the course.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The modern telecommunication networks. Structure of the Internet: organization, protocols, and services. Access technologies, access speed, transmission media, wireless networks, mobility.

    Internet Network Addressing: concept of network, domains, public and private networks; business networks (VPN) and their interconnections.

    E-mail. Basics of cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography: shared, public and private keys. Confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation of messages: digital signature.

    Basics of network and computer security: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

    Malware: behavior and principal characteristics.

    Hardening of computer systems.

    Models for cloud computing: Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference book: F. Kurose, W. Ross – Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7th Edition

    Handouts (pdf slides) by the teacher.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SANDRO ZAPPATORE (President)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral examination will focus on the topics covered during the lectures. The aim is to evalute the degree of learning, autonomy, reasoning skills achived by the student.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    None