Module Description

Module: Introduction to Information Security

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Introduction to Information SecurityLecture3Winter Semester
Introduction to Information SecurityRecitation Section (small)2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Dieter Gollmann

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basics of Computer Science

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can 

  • name the main security risks when using Information and Communication Systems and name the fundamental security mechanisms, 
  • describe commonly used methods for risk and security analysis,  
  • name the fundamental principles of data protection.
Capabilities

Students can

  • evaluate the strenghts and weaknesses of the fundamental security mechanisms and of the commonly used methods for risk and security analysis, 

  • apply the fundamental principles of data protection to concrete cases.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are capable of appreciating the impact of security problems on those affected and of the potential responsibilities for their resolution.

Autonomy

None

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Introduction to Information Security

Lecturers:

Dieter Gollmann, Chris Brzuska

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

  • Fundamental concepts
  • Passwords & biometrics
  • Introduction to cryptography
  • Sessions, SSL/TLS
  • Certificates, electronic signatures
  • Public key infrastructures
  • Side-channel analysis
  • Access control
  • Privacy
  • Software security basics
  • Security management & risk analysis
  • Security evaluation: Common Criteria

Literature:

D. Gollmann: Computer Security, Wiley & Sons, third edition, 2011

Ross Anderson: Security Engineering, Wiley & Sons, second edition, 2008

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