Summer School in Computer Security and Privacy
     Cagliari, Italy, August 27-31 2012

       *    REGISTRATION OPEN    *
       * Deadline March 31, 2012 *

- Lorenzo Cavallaro - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
- Pierangela Samarati - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Dawn Song - UC Berkeley, California, USA
- Edgar R. Weippl - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

- Computer Security: Where we are, Where we are going
- Security of the Infrastructure of Application Service Providers
- Security of User's Devices and Applications
- Privacy in emerging scenarios


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

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