Network security (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02798
Name of lecturer
Luca Vigano'
Coordinator
Luca Vigano'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2012 al Jun 15, 2012.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall I from Mar 1, 2012  to Mar 3, 2012
Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I from Mar 5, 2012  to Jun 15, 2012
Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Gamma from Mar 15, 2012  to Jun 15, 2012

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to introduce the principal methodologies and technologies for the security of computer networks, of distributed information systems, and of service-oriented software architectures. The course thus provides the main theoretical and applied notions for the theoretical design, the practical realization and the formal analysis of protocols, networks, systems and architectures for information security.

Syllabus

- Basic notions:
-- Objectives, risks, attacks
-- Public-key infrastructures
-- Communication channels
-- Case studies (X.509, PGP)
- Protocols:
-- Risk and attack models
-- Formal analysis techniques
-- Case studies (Kerberos, Internet Key Exchange, IP Security)
- Privacy and anonymity:
-- Policies, problems and mechanisms (pseudonyms and proxies)
-- Case studies (Mix Networks and Crowds)
- Security of Web Services and service-oriented architectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of a project and an oral examination.