Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1N,
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including 15 credits in mathematics and 30 credits in computer science with computer architecture, operating systems and computer networks, or 120 credits within the Master Programme in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering including Distributed Information Systems. 10 credits in programming. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
explain basic concepts, theories and principles for security in computer systems, such as identification, authenticity and access control
explain principles for attacks and protective measures in different aspects of computer systems, such as operating systems, software, networks and web based systems
identify weaknesses and strengths concerning the security in computer systems
discuss ethical aspects of computer systems security and its application
present and discuss the course content orally and in writing with proficiency appropriate to the course level
The course focuses on practical aspects of security including operating systems, software, networks and web-based system. Basic concepts such as identification, authentication and access control. Principles of attack and defence mechanisms. Ethical aspects of computer systems security and its application.
Lectures, seminars, labs, assignments.
The course is examined by oral and written examination spread out through the course and a written examination.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.