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Introduction to Cybersecurity

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Through this introduction to cybersecurity, you will learn fundamental cyber security concepts and tools in order to be able to have an understanding of the (in)security foundations our digital world is relying on. The course will consider some of the building blocks that can be leveraged to secure our digital assets and infrastructures, and will explore the nature of attacks that can be launched on current wireless infrastructures. The course will also provide some insights on computer forensics, a growing field that spans both procedural and technical issues of fundamental importance when fighting cyber crime within a legal framework.

5-day Executive Training:
A country's economics, social stability, and even the safety of its people relies more and more on digital computing and communication capabilities that have already proven to be unparalleled tools for the advancements of counties, individuals, and societies. However, a more and more digitized world also comes with greater risks, with our digital assets are more exposed than typical physical-world assets. Data on hard drives and bank records can be accessed remotely, destroyed or stolen at the speed of light.
Through this introduction to  cyber security, you will learn fundamental cyber security concepts and tools in order to be able to  have an understanding of the (in)security foundations our digital world is relying on. The course will consider some of the building blocks that can be leveraged to secure our digital assets and infrastructures, and will explore the nature of attacks that can be launched on current wireless infrastructures. The course will also provide some insights on computer forensics, a growing field that spans both procedural and technical issues of fundamental importance when fighting cyber crime within a legal framework.
 
Course material:
  • Introduction to cyber security
  • Cryptography: symmetric encryption (DES/AES algorithms) 
  • Cryptography: asymmetric encryption (RSA)
  • Cryptography: one-way hashing and message digests (MD5, SHA-1) 
  • User authentication 
  • Internet vulnerability: malcode overview, viruses, worms 
  • Internet vulnerability: denial of service (DoS) 
  • Securing the internet: intrusion detection systems 
  • Wireless security
 
Instructor:
Roberto Di Pietro: Dr. Roberto Di Pietro is Global Head of Security Research for Nokia Bell Labs, coordinating three security research departments based in Paris, Munich, and Espoo, encompassing 40+ researchers and research engineers. Through his work, he strives to lead research in alignment with the strategic business goals of his organization and to move research results into the realm of innovation. He is also a tenured professor at the University of Padua (Italy). Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the University of Roma Tre (Rome). Previously, he served as a military senior technical officer within the Italian Ministry of Defense.
 
With 20+ years of professional experience in security, Roberto has led both technology-oriented and research-focused teams in the private sector, government, and academia.
He has also enjoyed extensive high-level professional consulting appointments at international organizations including the United Nations, EUROJUST, and the IAEA. Along with a number of long term research appointments abroad (such as at GMU Fairfax-USA, UCI Irvine-USA, EURECOM Nice-France, and BDigital Barcelona-Catalunya) he has also been awarded a Chair of Excellence from University Carlos III, Madrid-Spain. 
 
Roberto has published 160+ scientific contributions, has participated to a number of intl. projects, has co-authored two books (one on Role Mining in Business, and one Cloud Security), edited one book on Intrusion Detection Systems, contributed chapters to several additional books, and deposited 7 patents related to security and privacy issues. His work currently totals 5300+ citations, with an h-index=36 and i-index=90 according to Google. He has an MS in Computer Science and an MS in Informatics, both from University of Pisa. He holds a postgraduate specialization diploma in Operations Research and Strategic Decisions, and has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Roma “La Sapienza”.