Cyber-Taxonomy In order to clarify ideas, we shall start from the formal definition of these three fundamental components of Cybersecurity. The term cryptography came about during the 1650s with the meaning of “art of writing in secret characters” from Modern Latin. Encryption, instead, stands for the process used to convert simple readable data known as... Continue Reading →
THE CYBER ATTACK AGAINST ITALIAN HEALTHCARE
During 2021 the number of cyber-attacks toward the Italian healthcare sector increased by 24.8% compared to 2020 figures, making it 13% of all targets hit by attackers during 2021. From the infamous combination of phishing emails and ransomware (the following examples were all carried out with these techniques) to the falsification of Green Pass documentation.... Continue Reading →
A LONG LASTING CYBERWAR AGAINST UKRAINE
The whole world is currently following closely what is happening in Ukraine since February 24th, which is most understandable given the seriousness of the events. Together with the military actions, several specialists and newspapers raised the implication of cyberspace in the war being waged. Contrary to what this growing interest in the cyber contribution seems... Continue Reading →
Why do we need a student association for cyber security?
What is Cyber security? What are the risks that can emerge from a low level of IT security? But most importantly, why do we need a student association for Cyber security? Find the answer to all these questions in our first report! Two weeks ago, our University was attacked by a group of hackers. In... Continue Reading →