Informatics Security

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-66 - Comupter science security
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The masterly degree in Informatics Security aims at supplying the advanced knowledge required for professionals who will carry on research, design, implementation, verification, coordination and management of ICT systems where security and protection of the systems themselves as well as of the information they handle are crucial issues.
The masterly graduated in Informatics Security will also have the skills necessary to handle the innovation in the ICT field: to this purpose, she/he will have high-level scientific and technical competencies, methodological and operating capabilities, critical and open perspective view regarding adoption and usage of secure ICT technologies.
The masterly degree in Informatics Security foresees a graduation thesis, to be developed inside the University as well as in a private or public company and to be discussed as the final examination. The thesis is a written relation (English or Italian) structured as a scientific publication, prepared with the help of a supervisor and describing an original scientific experience in the field of ICT security.
The degree has been designed to be proficiently followed both by people already acquainted with ICT security issues (to whom it will provide deeper insight into ICT sciences and technologies useful for security critical application) and by people coming from scientific degrees where computer security has never been specifically addressed (to whom it will supply t required competencies starting from basic aspects of ICT security). In both cases, however, training is structured around a large common basis, preserving the uniqueness of the overall degree and guaranteeing homogeneity and cultural coherence of the graduated people.
The training foresees lectures, practical exercises, laboratory courses and ICT learning support tools.
Competencies acquired by people who obtained the masterly degree in Informatics Security are typical of high responsibility job positions in all projects requiring consultancy, analysis, design, management, marketing of medium-large information systems.
These job positions will be available in all kinds of private and public companies using ICT technologies and requiring particular attention to security and privacy issues.
More in detail, referring to the ISTAT 2008 Professional Classification scheme, the masterly degree in Informatics Security will prepare:
2114 Informatics and Telecommunication specialists
21141 Basic ICT research specialists
21142 System and application software analysts and designers.
21143 System analysts
21144 ICT security experts
21145 Computer network specialists
26200 Mathematical and computer sciences researchers
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Curricular requirements

Candidates must have earned at least the following credits in their previous studies:

  • 48 credits in the INF/01 academic field
  • 12 credits in the MAT/01-09 academic fields.

For the purposes of admission to the programme, the Academic Board reserves the right to carefully assess the student's career if not perfectly in line with the above requirements.

In all cases, admission requirements will be assessed based on the following qualifications: degree certificate with marks, list of exams passed with marks and number of credits, course syllabus where not available on the website of the University of Milan.

Any curricular additions, in terms of university credits (CFU), must be achieved before the above assessment, by attending the following courses, and taking the relevant exams, within the degree programme in Computer Systems and Networks Security: Continuum mathematics (MAT/01-09), Discrete mathematics (MAT/01-09), Computer architecture (INF/01), Computer programming (INF/01), Operating systems I (INF/01), Operating systems II (ING-INF/05), Algorithms and data structures (INF/01), Computer networks (INF/01), Databases (INF/01), Cryptography (INF/01), Web and mobile systems security (INF/01), Secure software design (INF/01), System and network security (INF/01), Web and mobile programming (INF/01), Statistics and data analysis (INF/01), Computer forensics (ING-INF/05 - IUS/20).

The education program can be enriched by educational activities abroad both to deepen some topics and as socialization experience in international environments. WIthin the Erasmus+ program study periods can be taken in over 50 universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary. Courses will be recognized in the personalized study plan. These periods abroad are typically 5-month long and include courses for about 30 CFU, in the area of information and communication technology and related applications. Recognition of these educational activities will be based on the Learning Agreement, to be defined in advance by the student and the Erasmus coordinator at the Computer Science Department before starting the period abroad: course in the learning agreement with passed exams will replace the educational activities of the study plan ("manifesto"), either by covering the same topics or complementing the acquired basic competences. The Erasmus Committee at the Computer Science Department will perform the recognition of CFU obtained abroad and the definition of the personalized study plan. Similarly, stages to prepare the final dissertation are allowed in the same foreign universities. Recognition will be performed by the Department Erasmus Committee.

Highly recommended, not mandatory.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced biometrics 6 48 Italian INF/01
Logic 6 48 Italian INF/01
Privacy and data protection 6 48 Italian INF/01
Risk analysis and management 6 48 Italian INF/01
Optional
Artificial intelligence 6 48 English INF/01
Dependability 6 48 Italian ING-INF/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Complements of security and privacy 6 48 Italian INF/01
Information system security management 6 48 Italian ING-IND/35
Service-oriented architecture security 6 48 Italian INF/01
System modeling and analysis 6 48 Italian INF/01
Optional
Information management 6 48 English INF/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Organization 6 48 Italian SECS-P/10
Processing of sensitive data 6 48 Italian IUS/01
Optional
Network security ii 6 48 Italian INF/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 39 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biometric systems 6 48 Italian INF/01
Network security 6 48 Italian INF/01
Privacy and data protection 6 48 Italian INF/01
Risk analysis and management 6 48 Italian INF/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Complements of security and privacy 6 48 Italian INF/01
Computer forensics 6 48 Italian ING-INF/05
Cryptography 6 48 Italian INF/01
Service-oriented architecture security 6 48 Italian INF/01
System modeling and analysis 6 48 Italian INF/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Organization 6 48 Italian SECS-P/10
Processing of sensitive data 6 48 Italian IUS/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 39 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Network security ii 6 48 Italian INF/01
Study plan rules
2 - Free choice courses.
Students will have to achieve 12 free cfu among the courses of the previous tables, among the following courses activated by the Department, or among all the courses activated by the university.
Students can request the recognition of credits for training activities at external institutions, presenting a certification. Each certification can give rise to a maximum of 3 credits, and up to 2 certifications can be recognized. The students who intend to request the recognition of the certifications must complete the "application" form available on the page https://www.unimi.it/en/study/student-services/welcome-desk-infostudenti/general-forms and send ver to the secretary of his / her degree together with a copy of the certifications achieved.
The evaluation will be carried out by a special commission based on the following parameters:
- Validity: the certification must have been obtained for a maximum of 5 years.
- Specificity: the object of the certification must be those referable to those required by the degree course in which the student is regularly enrolled.
- Specialization: the certification must concern specialized and / or professional skills.
- Level: the certification must attest to skills of a medium or advanced level. Basic and entry level certifications are excluded.

The above requests can only be submitted by students who have not already obtained these awards during the three-year course.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Network security ii 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Location
Milano
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Academic guidance tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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