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CODE 86950
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This Course integrates technological skills in the area of electronics for security. Notions related to theory and implementation of cryptosystems are combined with applications of computer-security, ranging from digital signature to computer forensics. At the same time, the course also provides professional and scientific competence in the design, realization and testing of electronic systems with advanced sensor abilities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic Notions in Cryptology. Algorithms and cryptosystems. Computer security Protocols (digital signature, electronic voting). Embedded electronics for security (smartcards, biometry). Cyber security and techniques for the protection of networked infrastructures, especially corporate-size. Electronics tools for computer forensics, advanced methods for intelligence.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the Course, the student will:

- acquire awareness about CyberSecurity;

- get a professional profile endowed with technical insights;

- have learned the principles and basic techniques in cryptography; 

- have acquired implementation competences, including digital architectures;

- have acquired the capability to analyze service protocols such as Digital Signature, two-factor Authentication, and Electronic Vote

The learning outcomes will be verified through a battery of tests covering the whole teaching program.

PREREQUISITES

Technical knowledge about digital architectures

Language C/C++

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons by the Teacher. 

The teaching path followed during classes allows the student to get a constant and ongoing validation of learning outcomes, by means of cross-references and interactive involvement in the various subjects encountered during the Course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic Notions in Cryptology. Algorithms and cryptosystems.

Computer security Protocols (digital signature, electronic voting).

Embedded electronics for security (smartcards, biometry).

Cyber security and techniques for the protection of networked infrastructures, especially corporate-size.

Electronics tools for computer forensics, advanced methods for intelligence.

 

This Course deals with topics of scientific-technology interest, including the progress of electronics and cyber security in the support of Society and People, and contributes to the achievement of the following Objectives of the UN SDGs 2030: 

Goal 3. Good health and well-being (data protection plays a crucial role in the area of health and personal care)

Goal 4. Quality education (the dissemination of technology skills raises the overall cultural level of modern Society)

Goal 5. Gender equality (this Course promotes a general, uniform dissemination of technological competences, in the firm belief that cyber security subjects can/should have a pervasive nature irrespectively of age, gender and any other discriminating factor)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Handouts provided by the Teacher are the basic reference, and should constantly be referred to the Course progression, which is constantly maintained updated in the AulaWeb platform.

Other possible readings:

B.Schneier, "Applied cryptography", Addison Wesley

K. Mitnick, "L'arte dell'inganno", BUR

W.Stallings "Crittografia e sicurezza delle reti", McGraw-Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

RODOLFO ZUNINO (President)

CHRISTIAN GIANOGLIO

EDOARDO RAGUSA

DANIELE CAVIGLIA (President Substitute)

PAOLO GASTALDO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written form exam by multiple/open tests

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

Particular attention will be devoted to working students, with whom the scedule of exam sessions will be agreed upon appointment and might possibly adopt special modalities that can take into account their impossibility to attend lessons. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Tests and open questions allow to verify the successful acquisition of both technical competence and design capabilities; at the same time, the exam confirms the proper acquisition of a correct awareness about the various scopes that characterize Cyber Security. 

The validation of competences is certified in a progressive fashion through a selective evaluation of exam replies:
- a group of baseline questions aims to verify the minimal contents required to pass the exam (18-22)
- a group of reference tests aims to validate the expected average of competence and notions (23-28)
- a group of challenging questions highlights the acquisition of original and high-level skills (29-30Lode) 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
01/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
01/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento