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Academic Year 2014/2015
School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Name (Master of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (434) Engineering of Computing Systems
Track T2A - Sistemi e applicazioni dell'Informatica
Programme Year 2

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ID Code 089165
Course Type Mono-Disciplinary Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 5.0
Semester Second Semester
Course Description Modern computer systems routinely handle high-value information such as financial data, economic transactions, and various forms of valuable intellectual property. Moreover, information systems are becoming pervasive, always-on and increasingly interconnected. Ensuring information security in this landscape is an extremely challenging task. Designing and building secure information systems is a complex, interdisciplinary problem mixing elements of cryptography, software engineering, secure networking, as well as political and social challenges. This course is an extensive introduction to the challenges of security engineering and to the methodology to build, validate, and (ethically) bypass security systems with the goal of learning how to secure them properly. During the lectures, we will analyze the various building blocks of a computer and information system, including their security subsystems. We will constructively analyze their vulnerabilities, see how these can be exploited, and deductively learn what was wrong and how to avoid repeating such engineering mistakes. The course has a strong "hands-on" philosophy. Practical exercises will be conducted for all the topics marked with a (*) in the following syllabus. A "virtual hacking lab" will be available, where students can practice how to bypass and secure computer applications
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