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Information Security

Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To teach core skills needed to implement and evaluate secure information systems.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The class exposes students to the fundamental concepts of cryptography, network security, and computer security. The growing importance of networks and distributed systems, and their use to support safety-critical applications, has made information security a central issue for systems today. The class centers on two main parts: security foundations (which includes security terminology, core cryptographic principles, and secure protocols) and applied security (which discusses network security, computer security, software security, and web security). Students learn to critically assess the security properties of a system and make informed decisions about implementing secure processes. Many classes feature in-class labs where students are asked to implement a cryptographic primitive, a secure protocol, or attack a vulnerable system.

 

LEARNING METHODS
Lectures, online quizzes, in-class labs, assignments

 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
The grade is composed of three scores: Online quizzes (15%), graded homework assignments (35%), and a final exam (50%)

 

REFERENCES

  • Cryptography and Network Security – Principles and Practices; William Stalling; 7th Ed., Pearson Intl., 2017

People

 

Langheinrich M.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
6
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing, Core course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Foundation course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Foundation course, Lecture, 2nd year
Master of Science in Management and Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Management and Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year
Master of Science in Software & Data Engineering, Elective course, Lecture, 1st year