NetSec Group

NetSec Group - About

The NetSec group of CNR-IEIIT deals with network and systems security aspects, analyzing both threats and mitigation technologies. In particular, during our research activities we study various areas in the security field: analysis of infective tools (such as malware, virus, or trojan horses), Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, wireless security, penetration testing, forensics techniques, denial of service attacks, or botnets are accomplished to explore the field and identify how such attacks work, in order to provide innovative mitigation methodologies.

The group also accomplishes network management operations on the CNR AriGE network, providing different services to the researchers located in Genoa, such as DNS, Internet connectivity, network monitor, and firewall and network devices management.

This knowledge is shared through technological transfer actions, executed in collaboration with industrial partners and universities.

Our peculiarity is the multi-disciplinarity and complementarity of our skills: both different academic origin (physics, engineering, computer science) and work experiences in different environments (business, research in public area and consultancy in private area, university education teaching). Such characteristics allow us to be always ready to solve new issues.

Research activities on the following topics are particularly intensive:

  • Design and development of innovative cyber-attacks (denial of service, 0-day, covert channels, botnets, malware, etc.)
  • Design and development of novel Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Networks investigation (darknets and anonymizing networks)
  • Network protocols security
  • Wireless and IoT security
  • Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Information and computer forensics
  • Network monitoring