Our Group

We are a group of young (and less young) researchers very passionate in investigating security and privacy issues related to current and future technologies. The SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group was founded (in 2011) and is led by Prof. Mauro Conti. The group is mostly based at the University of Padua, while it enjoys worldwide collaborations.

As for the name of our group... We have to admit we got inspired by a local popular wine-based cocktail. However, we do also have a proper acronym: SPRITZ... Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal!

At University of Padua, SPRITZ is affiliated with:
SPRITZ is part of: SPRITZ contributes to:


  • 2020/05/06: The SPRITZ Security and Privacy Research Group @ University of Padua (Italy), led by Prof. Mauro Conti, is looking for Research Fellows/PostDoc in the field of Cybersecurity. Three positions are NOW open in different areas of Cybersecurity! Cyber-Physical Systems Security (2 positions) here . Secure Future Internet (1 position) here . Deadline May 20th, 2020, 1 p.m. CEST. For more info, please drop an email to conti-prja@math.unipd.it
  • 2020/02/26: The University of Padova will organize a new edition of the MSCA MaRaThoN@University of Padova - Master your Research and Training Needs on May 13th, 14th and 15th 2020. This programme offers the possibility to top researchers, willing to submit a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with the University of Padova as Host Institution, to receive training in writing a successful proposal for the next Individual Fellowships (IF) call. If you wish to apply for MSCA MaRaThoN@ University of Padova 2020, please go to the following link: MSCA MaRaThoN@Unipd 2020 for relevant information.
[Link to archived news]

Media Coverage

[Check also the full list]