Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

Title of the Talk: From Gutenberg to Smartphones: Inferring Keypress from Side Channels

Biography: Mauro Conti is Full Professor at the University of Padua, Italy, and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 2009. After his Ph.D., he was a Post-Doc Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2011 he joined as Assistant Professor the University of Padua, where he became Associate Professor in 2015, and Full Professor in 2018. He has been Visiting Researcher at GMU (2008, 2016), UCLA (2010), UCI (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), TU Darmstadt (2013), UF (2015), and FIU (2015, 2016). He has been awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship (2012) by the European Commission, and with a Fellowship by the German DAAD (2013). His research is also funded by companies, including Cisco and Intel. His main research interest is in the area of security and privacy. In this area, he published more than 200 papers in topmost international peer-reviewed journals and conference. He is Area Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. He was Program Chair for TRUST 2015, ICISS 2016, WiSec 2017, and General Chair for SecureComm 2012 and ACM SACMAT 2013. He is Senior Member of the IEEE.

Talk description: Typing is still one of the main methods of interaction with computing devices: we do it regularly on our laptops, smartphones and other devices, like ATM machines. Oftentimes, we want to keep the typed text confidential (emails, password, pin codes...). To protect our text, we use all kinds of access control and encryption mechanisms, but we might forget to leave some other doors open to the adversary. In this talk, we will review recent results on typing inference from side channels exploitable by both local and remote adversaries (e.g., through a VoIP conversation).

Dr. Christian Callegari, RaSS (Radar and Surveillance Systems) National Laboratory - CNIT, Dept. of Information Engineering - University of Pisa, Italy

Title of the Talk: IoT and Network Security: Should I care about network security?

Biography: Christian CALLEGARI (male), PhD, is a researcher at the RaSS National Laboratory of CNIT. In 2014 he was a visiting researcher at Eurecom in France. His research interests are mainly in the area of network security, with focus on Anomaly Detection and distributed architecture for privacy aware data exporting and processing. He gives lectures in several courses at the master degree in telecommunications engineering and in Computer Science and Networking at the University of Pisa and at the eCampus Univestiy and has given lectures about network security in the framework of several PhD courses (both at national and international level) and he has also given several tutorials about anomaly detection in leading international conferences. Moreover he is a lecturer in the University Master in CyberSecurity organised by CNIT and University of Pisa. He has participated to several research projects, both at national level and international level. Moreover, he has co-authored more than 100 papers presented in leading international journals and conferences and he is the technical chair and/or organizer of several international conferences and workshops.

Talk description: Network security is becoming more and more challenging as new communication paradigms and architectures (e.g., IoT, SDN) are deployed all over the world. Indeed, the need for self-configuring devices, which do not necessarily require an operator for their management and are usually designed without taking security and privacy into account, makes security more challenging than ever before. In a such a context, the talk will first investigate some of the most recent attacks to the IoT world (e.g., the Mirai botnet) and some of the most critical threats (e.g., Advanced Persistent Threats) highlighting how "standard" approaches to security are not efficient any-longer. Then it will focus on the analysis of some of the most recent and promising approach to attack detection and reaction. The main objective of the talk is to show that even the "standard" Internet users must take care of the security of their devices, as well as of their own privacy.