That's me

Fabio Petagna, PhD

I was born in Vico Equense in the late 70's. At the age of 7 days I moved to Sant'Agata sui due Golfi.

In February 2005, I received the 5-years “Laurea” degree in Computer Science (advisor Prof. Alfredo De Santis), presenting the thesis "SPEECH - Secure Personal End to End Communications with Handhelds".

From 2007 to 2011, I was with the University of Salerno, from where I received a PhD in Computer Science, advised by Prof. Alfredo De Santis. My PhD thesis was titled "Secure End-to-End Communications in Mobile Networks"


  • Network protocols
  • Communication networks
  • Security and privacy
  • Applied cryptography
  • VoIP
  • Mobile devices security

I'm involved in the following projects


  • F. Petagna, G. Cattaneo, L. Catuogno, G. Roscigno, Ensuring Non-Repudiation in Human Conversations over VoIP, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS). Volume 16, Issue 4 (2016), Page 315-334, DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2016.077664.

  • F. Petagna, G. Cattaneo, L. Catuogno, G. Roscigno, Reliable Voice-based Transactions over VoIP Communications, The Ninth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS 2015), July 8-th to July 10-th, 2015, Regional University of Blumenau (FURB), Blumenau, Brazil.

  • F.Petagna, A.Castiglione, G. Cattaneo, M. Cembalo, A. De Santis, P. Faruolo, U. Ferraro Petrillo, Engineering a secure mobile Messaging framework, Journal Computers & Security. Available online 22 June 2012, ISSN 0167-4048, 10.1016/j.cose.2012.06.004. (

  • F. Petagna, A. Castiglione, G. Cattaneo, G. De Maio, SECR3T: Secure End-to-End Communication over 3G Telecommunication Networks, Innovative, Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS 2011), International Conference on, June 30th-July 2nd, 2011 Korean Bible University (KBU), Seoul, Korea.

  • F. Petagna, A. De Santis, A. Castiglione, G. Cattaneo, M. Cembalo, U. Ferraro Petrillo, An Extensible Framework for Efficient Secure SMS, Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2010), International Conference on, February 15-18, 2010, Krakow (PL).

  • F. Petagna, G. Cattaneo, L. Catuogno, An Implementation of Interoperable Security Features for a Smart Card enabled VoIP Softphone, Proceedings of Workshop on ICT at 2008 International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2008), September 25-27, 2008, Split-Dubrovnik (HR).

  • F. Petagna, G. Cattaneo, L. Catuogno, G. Di Matteo, L. Romano, iToken: a Wireless Smart Card Reader which Provides Handhelds with Desk Top Equivalent Security. The 2007 International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE'07), September 17, 2007, Nice (FR).

  • F. Petagna, A. De Santis, G. Cattaneo, A. Castiglione, U. Ferraro Petrillo, SPEECH - Secure Personal End-to-End Communication with Handheld. Proceedings of “The Independent European ICT Security Conference and Exhibition” (ISSE 2006), October 10-12, 2006, Rome (IT).


  • Firma digitale e posta elettronica certificata. Corso di aggiornamento e perfezionamento post lauream in «Scienze criminologiche, penalistiche e processualpenalistiche». 11 Giugno 2010

  • Attività didattica interattiva in piccoli gruppi relativamente all’insegnamento di Programmazione I del clt in Informatica e in Informatica Applicata. 2009

  • Attività didattica interattiva in piccoli gruppi relativamente al corso di Informatica Generale della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia. 2008

Attended Schools

  • 3rd Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking (SWING 08)
    July 27th - August 1st 2008 – University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Forli-Cesena), Italy
    Lectures by Prof. Srdjan Capkun and Prof. Mike Reiter.

Contact Information

Università degli Studi di Salerno
Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni "Renato M. Capocelli"
Via Ponte don Melillo - 84084 Fisciano(SA), ITALY
Office location: Building 7, 2nd Floor, Room 3
Office phone: +39 089 969313
Fax: +39 089 969600

e-mail: fabpet AT dia DOT unisa DOT it

Some professional information are available here: View Fabio Petagna's profile on LinkedIn