Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 25/10-19

Security 1

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KSSECU11KU
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
Master of Science in Computer Science
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Efterår 2020
Start
24 August 2020
End
31 January 2021
Abbreviation
20202
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract

This is an introductory course on information security. The course focuses on introductory aspects of analysis, design and implementation of secure software.

Description

Security is a fundamental aspect that is necessary to take care of in today's development of software.

The student taking this course will have an introductory knowledge on attacker models, cryptographic tools and principal security protocol from real-world scenarios.

The course addresses five major topics:

  • The principal security requirements and attacker models
  • The fundamental cryptographic tools in Information Security
  • Primary security protocols and Internet standards (PKI, TLS)
  • Practical techniques for penetrating and hardening IT-systems

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe, relate, and discuss basic security principles
  • Identify and describe access control techniques
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate design approaches meeting specific security requirements
  • Illustrate, analyse, and evaluate security standards
  • Identify and describe the proper use of cryptography in security
  • Describe and compare most common attack practices
  • Describe and explain intrusion detection and prevention
  • Analyse an IT-system for security risks and reflect on potential improvements of the system
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
A: Written exam on premises, external (7-trinsskala)
Exam variation:
A11: Written exam on premises. Open book exam.
Exam description:

The duration of the written examination is 4 hours. You are allowed to use all aids (books, notes, software and online resoources).