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AY 2019-2020: Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Bologna Business School, Master in Digital Technology Management.


Course material:
  • Textbook:
    • Computer Security: Principles and Practice, 3/E William Stallings, Lawrie Brown. Global Edition. ISBN-10: 1-292-06617-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-292-06617-2
  • Slides:
    • Available on this page. Please drop me an e-mail for username and password.


Schedule:

# Date Topic Material
01 17/12/19 Introduction to the Course.
Introduction to Computer Security (slides 1-24).
CASE: “Mirai IoT botnet"
CASE: "Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It"
Introduction to the Course (pdf)
Introduction to Computer Security (pdf)
02 19/12/19 Security-related news (report and discussion).
Overview: main concepts and terminology (first part).
Main Concepts and Terminology (pdf)
03 07/01/20 Security-related news (report and discussion).
Overview: main concepts and terminology (second part).
CASE: "WannaCry Ransomware Attack"
(very) Basic cryptographic concepts (first part).
Reading assignment #1: The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable (Bruce Schneier)
Basic Cryptographic Concepts (pdf)
04 09/01/20 Security-related news (report and discussion).
Discussion of the "Reading assignment #1".
(very) Basic cryptographic concepts (second part).

05 24/01/20 Security-related news (report and discussion).
(very) Basic cryptographic concepts (third part).
CASE: "HTTP/HTTPS pharming attack. Description, example and discussion"
CASE: "FBI vs. Apple"
Emerging trends: "Cryptocurrencies effect on security, mining and (pseudo)anonymity"
Emerging trends: "Mobile Only"
Emerging trends: "Internet of Things"
Emerging trends: "Industry 4.0" / “Operational Technology”
CASE: "(in)Security of mobile devices: operating systems (Android vs. iOS) and App Stores"
06 27/01/20 Written exam (2 hours).






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