Francesco Mancini

Cybersecurity Researcher / Ph.D. Student


  • E-mail: francesco.mancini – at –
  • Netgroup Lab (map)
  • Room: C2-12


Francesco Mancini received his Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), in October 2021. He is a cybersecurity researcher at CNIT (Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), in the National Laboratory of Network Assessment, Assurance and Monitoring (NAM Lab). He is currently a PhD student in Electronics Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His research interests include network and computer security, focusing on security aspects in 5G cellular networks.

Research Interests

  • Network & Computer Security
  • 5G Cellular Network Security


  1. Francesco Mancini and Giuseppe Bianchi. 2023. ScasDK – A Development Kit for Security Assurance test in Multi-Network-Function 5G. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 48, 1–8.
  2. F. Mancini, L. Tamiano and G. Bianchi, “5GShell: a plug-and-play framework for automating the deployment of 5G cellular networks1,” 2023 26th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks and Workshops (ICIN), Paris, France, 2023, pp. 39-41, doi: 10.1109/ICIN56760.2023.10073497.3165-3178, 1 June 2023, doi: 10.1109/TMC.2021.3135976.
  3. P. Serrano, M. Gramaglia, F. Mancini, L. Chiaraviglio and G. Bianchi, “Balloons in the Sky: Unveiling the Characteristics and Trade-Offs of the Google Loon Service,” in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 3165-3178, 1 June 2023, doi: 10.1109/TMC.2021.3135976.
  4. G. Bernardinetti, F. Mancini, G.Bianchi; “Disconnection Attacks Against LoRaWAN 1.0.X ABP Devices”, IEEE – MedComNet, Arona, Italy, June 2020 (pdf)