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Security and Privacy EIT Master

The following courses are offered in the framework of the Security and Privacy Master School of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Digital) in Trento.

Since 2017/2018 they are available as possible curriculum in the Master degree in Computer Science.

They are also available as individual courses for the Mathematics (Coding theory), Telecommunication at the University of Trento.

Other Courses

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Presentation of the Curriculum

The first year of the EIT ICT Labs Master in S&P starts with two entry points (University of Twente and the University of Trento) with introductory courses on Network Security, System and Software Security, Security Management, Cryptography and Privacy. The program also offers courses in Innovation and Enterpreneurship (I&E).

The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab includes abilities to understand market survey, a business model generation process (based on business canvas), and a venture development exercise. The ICT Innovation Course is a project course (based on the concept of research canvas) where the students start with a research/technology idea and develop all steps needed to make it a product. A number of activities on ICT Innovation takes place at the ICT Labs Trento's Co-Location Center.

The S&P major offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location (ELTE University, TU Berlin, TU Darmastadt, University of Saarland, University of Trento, University of Twente). Students participating in the S&P track are offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT ICT Labs to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there are an I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project.

Trento's specialisation is on applied security and focuses on the challenge of guaranteeing the right level of security to an application that is substantiated by empirical evidence. Our graduates should be able to

  • identify the appropriate security technology that can be deployed.
  • develop appropriate solutions for the industry scenarios of cybersecurity and citizen’s security.
  • describe and justify the benefits for such choices based on empirical results

Foundational Courses

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Title Credits Year Semester Lecturer Brief Info
Introduction to Computer and Network Security6ECTS 1 1 Silvio Ranise It is an introductory course on Network and Computer Security for Students who have had no previous course in their Bachelor.
Cryptography 6ECTS 1 1 Massimiliano Sala An introductory course on symmetric and public key cryptography
Software Security Testing6ECTS 1 2* Paolo Tonella Courses on software security testing and reverse engineering. It is an introductory course on software vulnerabilities and attacks.
Cyber Security Risk Assessment 6ECTS 1,2 1* Fabio Massacci Security Management and Security Risk Assessment. Requires students to work on industry case studies and sign NDAs.
Network Security 6ECTS 1 2 Bruno CrispoAn advanced course on network and web Security
Privacy and IPR6ECTS 1,2 1 Vincenzo D'Andrea, Andrea Rossato An introductory course into the intricacies of intellectual protection and privacy legislation. It is taught in cooperation with lawyers

* Security testing and Cyber Security Risk Assessment will swap semesters in 2017/2018.

Advanced and Eligible Courses

Title Credits Year Semester Lecturer Brief Info
Machine Learning6ECTS 1,2 1 Andrea Passerini An introductory course in Machine Learning. SandP students will conclude the course with a project on Intrusion Detection. Recommended to those who wants to continue with Cyber Data Analytics in Twente.
Data Hiding6ECTS 1,2 1 Giulia BoatoThis optional course is specifically devoted to DRM, digital watermarking and digital forensics. (You need to log in with UNITN credential to see the material)
Formal Techniques for Crypto Protocol Analysis6ECTS 1,2 2 Roberto Zunino This optional course introduce formal methods for security using the Coq proof assistant.
Laboratory on Offensive Technologies 12ECTS 1,2 1 Luca Allodi, Stanislav Dashevskyi, Fabio Massacci This optional course targets the development of one or more real-world exploits with actual malware.
Finite Fields and Symmetric Cryptography6ECTS 1,2 2 Massimiliano Sala An advanced course on Cryptography (follow-up course on Cryptography)
Distributed Systems 26ECTS 1,2 1 Alberto Montresor An advanced course on Distributed Systems (Byzantine Failures, blockchains)

Innovation and Enterpreneurship Courses

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Title Credits Year Semester Lecturer Brief Info
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Basics (Economics and Management) 6ECTS 11Matteo Bonifacio, Lorenzo Angeli An introductory course on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Epistemology of Science
Business Development Lab 9ECTS 12Vittorino Filippas and Alessandro Rossi A laboratory course on how to make a start-up
ICT Innovation - Product Design and Development 6-9ECTS 12Fabio Massacci A laboratory course on how to pass from a research idea to a product. The course includes credits for the students participating to the EIT Summer School
I&E Studies 6ECTS 21Matteo Bonifacio, Lorenzo Angeli The final step of the I&E Minor, to reflect on the minor and prepare your working future

Among the extra-curricular activities students can also participate to the following extra activities:

Title Effort Lecturer Brief Info
Innovation Olympics 10 hours/week in the evening Alessandro Rossi, Vittorino Filippas and other tutors from companies Students work in multidisciplinary teams under the supervision of an expert mentor and report their progress to company's top managers. Participants get a certificate of attendance and winners have access to the final exam to get the GIMI certification. NO ECTS are awarded.

Internships and Thesis Topics

The last semester (30ECTS) is normally taken by the internship at a company and the thesis. Some information on some places where students have gone.

Company Location Description More Information
Auxilium Cyber Security Gmbh Small Company based in Ettlingen (DE) Auxilium has a number of solutions for real-time detection and reporting of cyber security issues from the internal ICT infrastructure, oopen source intelligence, and deepweb and darknet communities
Chino.io Startup based in Trento/Rovereto (IT) Chino.io helps digital health companies to solve security and regulatory compliance issues by offering a secure Backend and Database as a Service (BAAS)
Endian Company Based in Appiano (IT) Endian offers Firewalls, Unified Threat Management, IoT Security, and other Industrial Security Appliances. Mostly known for the open source Linux firewall.
FBK Applied Research Center based in Trento (IT) FBK has two major research units working on security, safety and software engineering
SAP AG Security Research Lab in Sofia-Antipolis (FR) The Security Team of SAP has often internship positions in a variety of topics from security testing to cloud security
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