Module: Computer system security
Code: 02KRQ
Credits: 6 CFU
Teaching period: I semester (1/10/2018-19/1/2019)
Class schedule:
- monday 16:00-17:30 room 5I
- tuesday 16:00-19:00 room 2T
- tuesday 11:30-14:30 lab (LABINF)
  • the lab will begin on October 16th, 2018
Exam results
  • exam results are published in the personal page of each student at the teaching portal
  • statistics of the 2017-2018 class:
    • enrolled 179, passed 87 (49%)
    • pass per session (*) A+B=69, C=12, E=5
    • average grade 22.7 (σ = 3.6)
    • grade distribution

Course material

Lecture handouts: Laboratory:
  • the map to locate the LABINF laboratory used by this class
  • the custom Linux distribution (2.9GB), based on Kali 2018.3, used in the lab (note: this is pre-installed in the lab, but yoe can use this image to perform the exercises in another place by creating you own bootable DVD or USB stick or using it as a VM image); we make available also a lighter version (1.3GB), containing of the bare minimum tools needed to perform all the exercises, for computers having scarce hardware resources
  • general instructions on how to use the custom Linux distribution for the lab
  • lab no.1 (network attacks): text
  • lab no.2 (cryptography - base operations): text and the support material
  • lab no.3 (cryptography - applications): text and the support material
  • lab no.4 (IPsec and TLS): text and the support material
  • lab no.5 (firewall): text and the support material
Course evaluation
  • written exam, or individual homework (design of a security solution or evaluation of a security product)
  • schedule of exam; booking is compulsory via the POLITO teaching portal
  • homeworks:
    • the homeworks may be requested only before the first exam session (because it's a "phylosophical" choice between taking the exam in normal form or being so much interested in this subject to select a specific topic to investigate for the homework)
    • if a student requests a homework and doesn't deliver it within the deadline then he/she cannot get a new one and must take the exam in normal form
    • the choice of a homework is valid for one academic year, i.e. once being assigned a homework the student cannot change her/his mind and take the exam in normal form
    • the list of possible subjects for homeworks (and master thesis) (last updated on Monday, 17-Dec-2018 14:18:46 CET
  • exam sessions: for this course, there are four calls, labelled A and B (February), C (June), and E (September).
Prof. Antonio Lioy
Politecnico di Torino
Dip. Automatica e Informatica
e-mail: lioy at polito dot it
phone: +39-011-090-7021
office: DAUIN, III floor, zone A (just above the Students' Office)
Teaching assistant:
Diana Berbecaru
Politecnico di Torino
Dip. Automatica e Informatica
e-mail: diana dot berbecaru at polito dot it
tel. 011-090-7081
Last modified:
Thursday, 07-Feb-2019 14:24:05 CET

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