Syllabus for Secure Computer Systems I

Säkra datorsystem I

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT072
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 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's Programme in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering including Distributed Information Systems. 10 credits in programming. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

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

Content

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.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, labs, assignments.

Assessment

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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 24, 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Pfleeger, Charles P.; Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence.; Margulies, Jonathan. Security in computing

    Fifth edition.: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, [2015]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory