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Alberto Giaretta

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Phone: +46 19 303146

Room: T2234

About Alberto Giaretta

Alberto Giaretta holds a BSc and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Padova, Italy, and he has been a PhD student at Örebro University from 2016 to 2021. Recently, he defended his PhD thesis in Computer Science by the title of "Securing the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract. Specifically, he investigated how it would be possible to improve IoT devices' security by enriching them with formal descriptions of their relevant security behaviour.

Research

Alberto's research is primarily focused on cyber-security and bio-inspired nanonetworks. He has been author or co-author of different peer-reviewed papers, published on prestigious venues, such as IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC-CS). One of his works, which has been covered by the MIT Technology Review magazine, investigates the challenges of storing digital information inside the DNA of bacteria and physically delivering this information to a destination.

Teaching

Alberto has been co-responsible of two courses, the Introduction to IT Security (Code IK404A) and the Computer Security (Code DT508A), for the Second Cycle Course in Informatics and the Second Cycle Course in Computer Science, respectively. In both courses, he developed part of the course materials and labs, and he gave classroom lectures.

Research projects

Publications

Articles in journals |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Herskind, L. , Giaretta, A. , De Donno, M. & Dragoni, N. (2020). BitFlow: Enabling Real‐time Cash‐flow Evaluations through Blockchain. Concurrency and Computation, 32 (12).
De Donno, M. , Giaretta, A. , Dragoni, N. , Bucchiarone, A. & Mazzara, M. (2019). Cyber-Storms Come from Clouds: Security of Cloud Computing in the IoT Era. Future Internet, 11 (6).
Tavella, F. , Giaretta, A. , Dooley-Cullinane, T. M. , Conti, M. , Coffey, L. & Balasubramaniam, S. (2019). DNA Molecular Storage System: Transferring Digitally Encoded Information through Bacterial Nanonetworks. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.
De Donno, M. , Dragoni, N. , Giaretta, A. & Spognardi, A. (2018). DDoS-Capable IoT Malwares: Comparative Analysis and Mirai Investigation. Security and Communication Networks.
Mazzara, M. , Dragoni, N. , Bucchiarone, A. , Giaretta, A. , Larsen, S. T. & Dustdar, S. (2018). Microservices: Migration of a Mission Critical System. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 1-1.
Giaretta, A. , Balasubramaniam, S. & Conti, M. (2016). Security Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures for Target Localization in Bio-NanoThings Communication Networks. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11 (4), 665-676.

Conference papers

Thomsen, M. D. , Giaretta, A. & Dragoni, N. (2021). Smart Lamp or Security Camera? Automatic Identification of IoT Devices. In: Ghita, Bogdan; Shiaeles, Stavros, Selected Papers from the 12th International Networking Conference. Paper presented at 12th International Networking Conference (INC 2020), Rhodes, Greece, September 19-21, 2020 (Virtual Conference) (pp. 85-99). Springer International Publishing.
Matthíasson, G. , Giaretta, A. & Dragoni, N. (2020). IoT Device Profiling: From MUD Files to S×C Contracts. In: Roßnagel, H., Schunck, C. H., Mödersheim, S. & Hühnlein, D., Open Identity Summit 2020. Paper presented at Open Identity Summit 2020 (OID2020) (pp. 143-154). Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V..
Sigurdsson, G. , Giaretta, A. & Dragoni, N. (2020). Vulnerabilities and Security Breaches in Cryptocurrencies. In: Ciancarini, P.; Mazzara, M.; Messina, A.; Sillitti, A.; Succi, G., Proceedings of 6th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications. Paper presented at 6th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications (SEDA 2018), Rome, Italy, June 7-8, 2018. Springer.
Giaretta, A. , Dragoni, N. & Massacci, F. (2019). Protecting the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract and Fog Computing. In: 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). Paper presented at 5th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 15-18, 2019. IEEE.
Giaretta, A. , Pepe, S. & Dragoni, N. (2019). UniquID: A Quest to Reconcile Identity Access Management and the IoT. In: Mazzara M., Bruel JM., Meyer B., Petrenko A., Software Technology Methods and Tools. Paper presented at 51st International Conference on Software Technology: Methods and Tools (TOOLS 2019), Innopolis, Russia, October 15-17, 2019 (pp. 237-251). Cham: Springer.
Giaretta, A. , De Donno, M. & Dragoni, N. (2018). Adding Salt to Pepper: A Structured Security Assessment over a Humanoid Robot. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2018), Hamburg, Germany, August 27-30, 2018. ACM.
De Donno, M. , Dragoni, N. , Giaretta, A. & Mazzara, M. (2018). AntibIoTic: Protecting IoT Devices Against DDoS Attacks. In: Ciancarini, P.; Litvinov, S.; Messina, A.; Sillitti, A.; Succi, G., Proceedings of 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications SEDA 2016. Paper presented at 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications, Rome, Italy, May 10, 2016 (pp. 59-72). Cham: Springer.
Giaretta, A. & Dragoni, N. (2018). Community Targeted Phishing: A Middle Ground Between Massive and Spear Phishing through Natural Language Generation. Paper presented at 6th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications (SEDA 2018), Rome, Italy, June 7-8, 2018.
Giaretta, A. , Dragoni, N. & Mazzara, M. (2018). Joining Jolie to Docker: Orchestration of Microservices on a Containers-as-a-Service Layer. In: Ciancarini, P.; Litvinov, S.; Messina, A.; Sillitti, A.; Succi, G., Proceedings of 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications SEDA 2016. Paper presented at 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications, Rome, Italy, May 10, 2016 (pp. 167-175). Cham: Springer.
Dragoni, N. , Giaretta, A. & Mazzara, M. (2018). The Internet of Hackable Things. In: Ciancarini, P.; Litvinov, S.; Messina, A.; Sillitti, A.; Succi, G., Proceedings of 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications SEDA 2016. Paper presented at 5th International Conference in Software Engineering for Defence Applications, Rome, Italy, May 10, 2016 (pp. 129-140). Cham: Springer.
De Donno, M. , Giaretta, A. , Dragoni, N. & Spognardi, A. (2017). A Taxonomy of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks. In: Charles A. Shoniregun, Galyna A. Akmayeva, i-Society 2017 Proceedings. Paper presented at International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2017), Dublin, Ireland, July 17-19, 2017 (pp. 99-106). Infonomics Society.
De Donno, M. , Dragoni, N. , Giaretta, A. & Spognardi, A. (2017). Analysis of DDoS-Capable IoT Malwares. In: M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, Proceedings of the 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Paper presented at Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2017), Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2017 (pp. 807-816). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Giaretta, A. (2021). Securing the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.

Manuscripts