Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

In a digital world, every activity is vulnerable to cyber attacks. At the end of the course the students are able to know and evaluate the most dangerous cyber threats to the society and to specific organizations and industries. Moreover, they are expected to be able to design and build secure systems by adopting modern defensive strategies and technologies that are discussed in class and experimented in lab.

Course contents

Scenarios and strategies

A top-down approach to cybersecurity

Information security

Cyber threats to industry

Cyber risk analysis

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation

Management of cyber risks

Technologies and methodologies for cybersecurity

Assessment and validation

Machine Learning for cybersecurity

Disruptive solutions

Economic, social and political issues of the digital society


Slides, teacher's notes, book chapters, scientific articles and online resources indicated on the course website.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures and exercises in class. Interaction is appreciated and evaluated as a component of the final grade.

Assessment methods

There are two possibilities of assessment.

(1) Analysis and discussion of a problem and oral exam

(2) Individual project, presentation of the results and discussion

The student interested to the option (2) must agree on the topic of the project with the teacher before the end of November and complete the assessment in the first exam session (typically, by the end of February).


Teaching tools

All the teaching material is available to the students on the course website.

Office hours

See the website of Michele Colajanni


Quality education Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.