The University of Trento has performed research and offered courses in Security and Cryptography for many years. This research program represents the fulfilment of this activity as a first class citizen. The research focus spans from classical IT security (mobile systems, web services, etc.), to organizational security (Air Traffic Management, critical infrastructures, etc.).
Our research develops in two main directions: technological research, where we develop security technologies such as intrusion detection systems for keyloggers, on-card checkers of applets on smart card, cryptographic boxes for ciphers; and empirical research, where we experiment how technologies actually work in practice, to find out which vulnerabilities are actually exploited in the wild, how malware markets looks like, and so on.
In the past years the group has received several high-profile substantial grants for projects in which it participated either as a coordinator or as a scientific coordinator (IP-MASTER, STREP-S3MS, IP-SECURECHANGE, NoE-NESSOS, CP-SECONOMICS, CSA-CAPITAL, CSA_SECCORD, EIT-M-SHIELD, etc.)
The group is currently involved in several EIT Projects in Mobile Security (VAMOSS, OF2CEN, etc.), a large Marie Curie Training Network (NECS), and two projects with EuroControl on Air Traffic Security. It also participates in the CINI National Cyber-Security Lab and has now been entrusted with the organization of training courses in cyber-security for the Italian government.