Luca Mannella

Luca Mannella
Politecnico di Torino | polito · DAUIN - Department of Control and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering
Supporting developers in the Cybersecurity of Internet of Things (IoT) systems.


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Additional affiliations
September 2018 - October 2020
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)
  • Researcher
March 2015 - April 2018
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Computer Engineering


Publications (5)
Conference Paper
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This paper proposes a threat model for a specific class of components of IoT infrastructures: smart home gateways extensible through plug-ins. The purpose of the proposed model is twofold. From one side, it helps to understand some possible issues that could be generated from a malicious or defective implementation of a plug-in and affect the gate...
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The development of cloud-connected Internet of Things (IoT) systems is becoming more and more affordable, even to novice programmers, thanks to dedicated cloud platforms that already integrate the core functionality needed by an IoT system. In this context, a growing number of IoT systems are being developed and deployed on open networks, often wit...
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It is very hard (or ineffective) to take an old system and add to it security features like plug-ins. Therefore, a computer system is much more reliable designed with the approach of security-by-design. Nowadays, there are several tools, middlewares, and platforms designed with this concept in mind, but they must be appropriately used to guarantee...
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This work presents an automatic methodology able to improve machine-generated signatures for Android malware detection. The technique relies on a population-less evolutionary algorithm and uses an unorthodox fitness function that incorporates unsystematic human experts knowledge in the form of a set of rules of thumb. The proposed optimization alg...
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The Android ecosystem offers an open market model, where millions of applications are downloaded by users every day. While applications from the official Google Play store undergo a review process to confirm that they comply with Google policies, on other third-party markets they are not subjected to the same treatment. Hence, a typical pattern amo...


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