Lectures Held on a Regular Basis

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Lectures of the Current Semester

Module details on 'Introduction to Computer Security - Introduction to Computer Security'

CategoryNetworking & Communication
LecturerProf. Dr. Rieck, Konrad (Göttingen)
Module Exam ID3040
Weekly Composition2L+1E
Required Hours of Work (presence / self-study)125 (42 / 83)
Semesterperiodically, according to student demand and staff specialisms
Teaching Methodsslide presentation; practical exercises
Module DescriptionThis course deals with principles of computer and network security. The course covers basic concepts of security and introduces common attacks and defenses. Topics of the course include basic cryptography, authentication and authorization, vulnerabilities and attacks, malicious software, and privacy aspects.
Module OutcomesAfter successful completion of the modul students are able to - Describe and apply symmetric-key cryptosystems - Describe and apply public-key cryptosystems - Apply and compare mechanisms for authentication and access control - Explain attacks on different networks layers - Apply and compare defenses against network attacks - Identify vulnerabilities in software and use countermeasures - Describe types and mechanisms of malware - Apply and compare methods for intrusion and malware detection - Describe and use honeypot and sandbox systems
Recommended LiteratureM. Bishop: Computer Security - Art and Science. Macmillian Publishing, 2002 D. Gollmann: Computer Security. Wiley & Sons, 2011 B. Schneier: Applied Cryptography. Wiley & Sons, 1995 P. Szor: The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense. Addison-Wesley, 2005
ExamWritten or oral exam, graded (Written (120 min) / Oral (25min))
Comments50% of the points in the exercises are needed to take part in the exam. Live streaming of lecture and exercises

Available Course Modes

In the following document you can get an overview about the available course modes that are offered in the ITIS Master's program: Course Modes