Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 15/11-19

Security, BSc

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
BSSECUR1KU
Participants max:
65
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
Bachelor
Programme:
Bachelor of Science in Software Development
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2021
Start
25 January 2021
End
28 May 2021
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 four 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 

Formal prerequisites

Before taking this course you must: 

  1. be familiar with computer networks 
  2. be superficially familiar with scripting languages 
  3. be familiar with the SQL query language 
  4. know basic algorithms and data structures 
  5. have implemented at least two medium-size programming projects (7.5 ECTS each) 
  6. be able to design, implement, and test medium-sized programs in Java or C# or other mainstream languages. 
  7. be familiar with basic discrete mathematics 

Fourth-semester BSWU students fulfil these requirements. Otherwise, individual requirements can be satisfied by taking the BSWU courses or equivalent courses: (1) Mobile and Distributed systems, (3) Introduction to Database Design, (4) Algorithms and Data Structures, (5,6) Analysis, Design and Software Architecture, (7) Foundations of Computing - Discrete Mathematics. 

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify, list, and discuss major principles of IT security
  • Apply and relate those principles to the securing of networked server installations
  • List and analyse standard attacks, especially on web applications in particular
  • Describe and explain intrusion detection
  • Identify, list, and explain common security pitfalls of web applications
  • Identify, describe and explain basic computer forensics techniques
  • Identify and describe the proper use of cryptography in security
  • 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.