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European Conference on Digital and Key Enabling Technologies Skills

Within the European Conference on Digital and Key Enabling Technologies Skills, taking place in Brussels on 1 – 2 June 2015, Alfonso Fuggetta will be a speaker in the session e-Leadership Coalition of European Regions – Scaling up Efforts and Joining Forces for the Future during Day 2 focused on e-Leadership for the Digital Transformation of the European Economy.

Spearphishing: One every five users falls in the trap

Social Engineering is the most important strategy for infection with malware today. Moreover, massive use of mails can reach a lot of victims at a time, since you don’t need talented hackers for that and they just address tons of users at once. In this scenario, traditional training methods with teachers and posters are not very effective, and, even, three months after training, there is no more difference in the user’s reaction to phishing mails.

These are some of the main topics highlighted in the article Spearphishing: Jeder Fünfte geht in die Falle (One every five users falls in the trap), published on heise Security on November, 22nd 2014, which reports the talk held by Enrico Frumento and Roberto Puricelli of CEFRIEL at DeepSec 2014, the prestigious international Conference on information security.

An innovative and comprehensive framework for Social Driven Vulnerability Assessment, the detailed CEFRIEL presentation at DeepSec 2014.

Understanding Net Neutrality and avoiding errors

On of September 2014, Alfonso Fuggetta proposes a reflection on the Net Neutrality issue, hot topic for matter experts, media and telecommunications companies, and, more and more frequently, for citizens, consumer associations, market analysts, too.

In a situation of Net Neutrality, information transport over the Internet is not influenced by telecommunications providers, who basically deliver “bit packages” independently from their content or, better, from the packages originators and recipients.

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Open services in the digital agenda

The notion of open data refers to rather complex technical and organizational aspects. Should this concept be extended to create open services, the result would be particularly important. In fact, an intelligent and standardized sharing of elementary data and functions could play as a driver to develop advanced services for citizens and companies. This change could also foster the current demand for broadband, which often seems still weak and immature.

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