About the Author
Massimo Ficco is Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering of Universita degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli". He received the degree in Computer Engineering in 2000 from the University of Naples Federico II, and his PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Parthenope in 2010. From 2000 to 2010, he was senior researcher at the Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Computer Science (CINI). Form 2004, he taught master courses in "Software Reliability and Security", "Software Engineering", "Data Base", and "Object Oriented Programming". His current research interests include security and reliability of critical infrastructure, cloud computing, and mobile computing. Massimo Ficco is author of more than one hundred over publications in international journals, books, and conferences. He is Editorial Board Member of different international journal and Editor in Chief of Journal of Cloud Computing Research (JCCR). He has covered different positions of responsibility in research projects. He has been involved in national and EU funded research projects in the area of security and reliability of critical infrastructures. Finally, he has been scientific coordinator of NET-UNO project (Misura 3.17 of the POR Campania 2000/2006), as well as scientific coordinator of ITINERE (POFESR Campania 2007/2013, Asse 2.00 2.1, Bando Sportello dell'Innovazione, Progetti di trasferimento Tecnologico Cooperativi e di Prima Industrializzazione per le Imprese Innovative ad Alto Potenziale). Francesco Palmieri is currently an associate professor of computer science at the University of Salerno, Italy. He received an M.S. "Laurea" Degree in Information Sciences, an M.S. "Laurea" Degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, Italy. He also achieved his National Professional Engineer Certification from University of Naples Federico II. His major research interests concern high performance networking protocols and architectures, routing algorithms and network security. Previously he has been an assistant professor at the Second University of Naples, and the Director of the telecommunication and networking division of the Federico II University, in Naples, Italy. At the start of his career, he also worked for several international companies on sveral networking-related projects concerned with nation-wide communication systems, network management, transport protocols, and IP networking. He has been closely involved with the development of the Internet in Italy as a senior member of the Technical-Scientific Advisory Committee and of the CSIRT of the Italian NREN GARR. He also participated to the scientific coordination committee of the national "PoReR" networking project, to the Security Audit Committee of the Italian Academic and Research Network GARR, and leaded the IV working group of the "Universita digitali" technical committee, fostering the diffusion of VoIP and IP Telephony technologies among the Italian Universities. In addition, he coordinated the design/architecture study team of the RIMIC regional university and research network in Campania. He has been involved in several national and international research and network development projects and worked as a network and security consultant for many large and important academic, government and public organizations in the south of Italy. He has published a significant number of papers (more that 150) in leading technical journals, books and conferences and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of an international journal and is part of the editorial board of several other ones.