Stefano Berlato

Stefano Berlato Researcher

Stefano Berlato is a Researcher at the Applied Cryptography (ALEPH) research unit of the Center for Cybersecurity in Fondazione Bruno Kessler. He received the BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Trento in 2017, the MSc degree in Computer Science “ICT Innovation - Security & Privacy” from the University of Trento in 2019, and the PhD in Security, Risk and Vulnerability from the University of Genoa in 2024.

He joined the Security & Trust research unit in October 2018 as a Research Assistant, working on the implementation of cryptographic access control schemes. In November 2020, he started his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Silvio Ranise and Dr. Roberto Carbone. In June 2023, he moved to the newborn ALEPH research unit of Fondazione Bruno Kessler. He is a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science bachelor degree course “Programmazione 1” at the University of Trento since 2020.

His research focuses on applied cryptography and the design of architectural models and orchestration optimization methodologies for cryptographic access control schemes in decentralized scenarios.

Please refer to the personal website for the complete list of projects, publications and theses before joining ALEPH.

Publications in ALEPH

2024 (1)

  • Stefano Berlato, Silvio Cretti, Domenico Siracusa, Silvio Ranise
    Multi-Objective Microservice Orchestration: Balancing Security and Performance in CCAM
    In: 27th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2024) (DOI)
    Cryptographic Access Control Cloud Computing Privacy Enhancing Cryptography

Theses

  • Stefano Berlato (PhD Thesis, University of Genoa, 2024)
    A Security Service for Performance-Aware End-to-End Protection of Sensitive Data in Cloud Native Applications
    Supervisors: Silvio Ranise, Roberto Carbone

Current Projects

Tools

Supervised Theses

2024

  • Simone Brunello (Bachelor's Thesis, University of Trento, 2024)
    Hybrid Enforcement for Role-based Cryptographic Access Control
    Supervisors: Silvio Ranise | Co-supervisors: Roberto Carbone, Stefano Berlato
  • Marco Soldera (Bachelor's Thesis, University of Trento, 2024)
    A Risk Assessment Methodology for VSNF Placement in Cloud Native Applications
    Supervisors: Domenico Siracusa | Co-supervisors: Stefano Berlato, Silvio Cretti

2023

  • Ion Andy Ditu (Bachelor's Thesis, University of Trento, 2023)
    Leveraging Trusted Execution Environment for Efficient Revocation and Security in Cryptographic Access Control
    Supervisors: Silvio Ranise | Co-supervisors: Roberto Carbone, Stefano Berlato