Thwarting Cyber Attacks: Scientific Alignment and the Italian Landscape

Roberto Baldoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Abstract: After analyzing the relationship among domestic economy, the globalization factor and national cyberspace, the talk will address both the scientific challenges for the next 10 years to come in the multidisciplinary arena of cybersecurity and how to make a national cyberspace a safe place to install digital businesses. The talk finally will introduce the National Architecture for Cybersecurity including lessons learned, recent revisions and it will discuss the role of national cybersecurity research in this context. The talk contains some computer science material but it is has been conceived for a wider audience including economic, legal and geo-political aspects.

Biography: Roberto Baldoni is the Director of the National Laboratory of cybersecurity of CINI, Coordinator of the National Committee for cybersecurity Research (including the President of CNR, CINI and CNIT) and Director of the Research Center of Cyber Intelligence and Information Security of Sapienza University of Rome. Roberto is also the co-chair of the Cyber Security Working Group of the IT-US Bilateral Science & Technology Cooperation. 
Roberto Baldoni conducts research (from theory to practice) in the fields of distributed, pervasive and p2p computing, middleware platforms and information systems infrastructure with a specific emphasis on dependability and security aspects. He is the founder of MIDdleware LABoratory (MIDLAB) and he has been PI of many national and european research projects for a overall funding of over 20 Millions euros. At the national level he has been the Project Coordinator of TENACE (Protecting National Critical Infrastructures From Cyber Threats) a consortium including 10 prestigious Italian Universities and research centers.
Roberto Baldoni has been visiting researcher at INRIA, Cornell Univ. and EPFL. He regularly participates and chairs committees of premiership international conferences and workshops. He recently chaired OPODIS 2012, ACM DEBS 2008, OPODIS2013. From Jan. 1st 2013 to 31 dec 2015th, Roberto Baldoni has been Chair of the IEEE committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance and Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks. He is also member of the IFIP WG 10.4, member of the steering committees of ACM DEBS (Conference on Distributed Event Based Systems) and member of the steering committee of DISC. At the national level he has been the one of the founders and the general Co-Chair of the Italian Conference on Cybersecurity (ITASEC). He has been for many years member of the editorial boad of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He has been Dean of the School of Engineering in Computer Science at Sapienza University (2011-2014).

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