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CODE 108713
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE Italian
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 iam of this course is to provide knowldge to appreciate the actual advantages deriving from the modern telecommunication networks; to understand the main elements of a computer networks; to understand the structure of the Internet and its main services; to know the critical issues related to the various aspects concerning information security; to know the main risks deriving from the principal types 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

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are 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. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).