Syllabus for Secure Computer Systems I

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT072
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2010-10-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2011
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including at least 15 credits within mathematics and 30 credits in computer science, including computer architecture, operating systems/process-oriented programming, computer networks, and a type programming II course.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

The student should after the course be able to:

  • account for the underlying theories and principles for computer security
  • identify weaknesses and strengths concerning the security in computer systems
  • account for the underlying principles and techniques used to remedy weaknesses and enhance strengths concerning security
  • demonstrate group working skills
  • demonstrate skills in written and oral presentation of technical material


Theoretical models for security and their use;

Principles for, and practical examples of, methods for identification,

authentication, access control, reference monitoring;

Overview of cryptographic mechanisms, in particular asymmetric variants;

Applied security in operating systems, networks, distributed systems,

and in software for general and distributed environments.


Lectures, seminars, labs, assignments


The course is examined by oral and written examination spread out through the course.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2012

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Computer security : principles and practice Stallings, William; Brown, Lawrie; Bauer, Michael D.; Howard, Michael

    Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, cop. 2008

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26