Secure Computer Systems I

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT072

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1DT072
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 27 October 2010
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

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.

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

Content

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.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, labs, assignments

Assessment

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

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