BTIA 2013
Summer School in Computer Security and Privacy
    Cagliari, Italy, September 2-6 2013

      *    APPLICATION OPEN     *
      * Deadline March 18, 2013 *

- Levente Butty√°n, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
- Juan Caballero, IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
- Lorenzo Cavallaro, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- Marco Gercke, Cybercrime Research Institute, Germany
- Giorgio Giacinto, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Anthony D. Joseph, UC Berkeley, California, USA
- Andrea Lanzi, EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France
- Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
- Igor Muttik, McAfee, UK

- Challenges of Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism
- Attack Drivers and Attack Mechanisms
- Attacks Against Critical Infrastructures
- Security of Mobile Platforms
- Security in the virtualized world
- Memory errors: the past, the present and the future
- Machine Learning: An (effective) defense solution or source of


The tasks of creating, transmitting, processing and storing any kind
of information are more and more demanded to computers. People
communicate with each other through email, instant messages, social
networks platforms. Business relations between people and
organizations, between citizens and public offices are carried out
through computers.  It turns out that the introduction of personal
computers and the diffusion of Internet allowed a rapid and disruptive
change in the way the society is organized and lives.

Each individual is immersed in a continuous information flow that
turns the solid foundations of life of individuals and societies into
a liquid state.  The benefits of instant communication are
counterbalanced by the evil effects of immaterial communication, as
for the human being is quite difficult to weight the value of
information.  This is quite clear to criminal organizations that found
easy and safe to steal virtual money.

The scenario is evolving quite rapidly as soon as information are
processed and stored somewhere in the cloud and the users access the
information via mobile devices. It turns out that security is a quite
challenging task both from a technical and social viewpoint. Security
enables trust, and trust is the foundation of society. As much as we
rely on computers for information exchange, security issues should be
the first concerns to be addressed.

Giorgio Giacinto, Davide Ariu, Igino Corona - University of Cagliari, Italy