Security 1

This course aims at introducing basic concepts and techniques for the development of secure systems and networks. The course is mapped to [CM0493] Security 1  and [CM0475] Security 1 (6 out of 12 CFU).

Security is one of the courses of the Laurea Magistrale (Master’s degree) in Computer Science at Ca’ Foscari, Venice. It is a blended course of the Ca’ Foscari e-learning program and combines traditional classroom teaching with on-line classes, tutoring and challenges.


  • [17 Sep. 2020] First class (go to moodle for the zoom link)


  • Written exam giving a base score;
  • Challenges giving bonus on the base score.

Course material and books

All of the slides will be made available on-line here. The course is mainly based on:

  • William Stallings, Lawrie Brown. Computer Security: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Pearson, 2018. (chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 22, 27)

On-line resources

  • The official moodle page contains all the links to zoom videoconferences and all the recordings of previous classes
  • The virtual meeting point for the course is on Slack! You can automatically signup with either your or e-mail account
  • Examples and practical case studies are made available as docker CE images