Diego Scardaci was awarded a degree in Computer Engineering in 2000 with the maximum marks and honours from the University of Catania. Since 2006, when he began his work at the INFN, he has been involved in several projects, related to Research Infrastructure and e-Infrastructure and co-financed by the European Commission in the context of the sixth and seventh framework programme, covering various management roles. He has expertise in different areas of the e-infrastructure field such as user support, operational management of infrastructure and development of innovative services.
Since March 2014 he has also been a member of the support team of user communities of EGI.eu. EGI.eu is a non-profit foundation whose headquarters are in the Netherlands set up to coordinate and manage the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). Before being hired by the INFN, he worked for the research and development centre of the Telecom Italia group and other private companies.
Security and authentication. Digital identity - This lesson describes the basics of computer security. In particular it introduces the concepts of confidentiality and integrity of information, authentication, and non-repudiation of a message. It introduces the main instruments used in the context of computer security such as symmetric key and public/private encryption. It also describes the concept of digital signatures and how digital identity is managed using digital certificates and certification authorities.
Computing and Distributed Storage - This lesson describes the main characteristics of a distributed system, the advantages and disadvantages of adopting a distributed system and application classes that can be better managed via a distributed system. The technologies developed in support of distributed systems and some of the most common distributed architectures are also introduced.