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degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
INFORMATION SECURITY
INP7080701, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track CYBERSYSTEMS [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INFORMATION SECURITY
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IN2371-002PD-2017-INP7080701-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge NICOLA LAURENTI ING-INF/03

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP6075462 COMPUTER SECURITY NICOLA LAURENTI IN0524
INP7080701 INFORMATION SECURITY NICOLA LAURENTI IN2371
INP7080701 INFORMATION SECURITY NICOLA LAURENTI IN2371
INP7080701 INFORMATION SECURITY NICOLA LAURENTI IN2371
INP5071739 WIRELESS NETWORK SECURITY NICOLA LAURENTI IN0521

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/03 Telecommunications 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A basic class on communication or computer networks.
Target skills and knowledge: In modern computer communication systems, securing against malicious
behaviour has become a primary issue, that must be part of the design
since its earliest phases, rather than a patch added as a belated measure.
The class aims at introducing the students to the fundamental notions
and tools in information security, with a focus on the solutions,
attacks and countermeasures that can be deployed at the different layers
in modern communication networks.
Examination methods: The student must first either undertake a lab exercise (individual or in
small teams) or submit an individual literature review essay. Then, he
must take an oral exam to obtain his final grade.
Assessment criteria: The exam aims at assessing the students'
- deep understanding of fundamental security notions
- ability to adapt general models to particular instances of algorithms
and protocols
- critical thinking in the evaluation and comparison of different
mechanisms.
Course unit contents: Basic security notions and definitions.
Cryptographic and non cryptographic security mechanisms.
Network security protocols at different layers.
Further security issues for wireless, ad hoc and mobile networks.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and optional laboratory sessions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Additional material and references to the scientific and technical
literature will be available on the class Moodle page.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security. Principles and Practice.. --: Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall,, 2014. 6th ed., ISBN 9780273793359 Cerca nel catalogo