Security in computer systems

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T550041102
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Master

Course ID: T550041101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 31-08-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Archive

Course ID

T550041101

Course Title

Security in computer systems

ECTS value

5

Internal Course Code

RM-SCS

Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Date of Approval

31-08-2018

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Ane Kristine Coster anco@tek.sdu.dk
Ole Dolriis od@mmmi.sdu.dk

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Jan-Matthias Braun j-mb@mmmi.sdu.dk
John Hallam john@mmmi.sdu.dk
Leon Bonde Larsen lelar@mmmi.sdu.dk
Mathias Neerup mane@mmmi.sdu.dk
Tórur Andreassen thor@mmmi.sdu.dk

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Nicoline Linea Andersen nico@tek.sdu.dk

Offered in

Odense

Level

Master

Offered in

Autumn

Duration

1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites

Basic knowledge about computer architecture, network and linux.

Learning objectives - Knowledge

  • about cryptography on administrative level 
  • about firewalls and advanced network maintenance 
  • about modern computer architecture and its vulnerabilities 
  • in-depth knowledge about a limited number of attacks and how to prevent them 
  • general knowledge about the different types of attacks and how to prevent them 

Learning objectives - Skills

Having completed the course the successful student will be able to:
  • plan and execute penetration tests on various systems 
  • prevent or mitigate the effects of attacks on the vulnerabilities revealed from penetration testing 

Learning objectives - Competences

Having completed the course the successful student will be able to
  • design and implement a reasonable security policy 
  • understand the importance of handling security at all levels of development 

Content

The purpose of this course is to give the student a general understanding of security as well as an in-depth understanding of the tools for evaluating security. The topics range from general methods for analysing and managing security over penetration testing of networks to security for embedded objects like cell phones or robots.

The principle of the course is to give the full treatment in a few examples rather than trying to cover this enormous field in its entirety. During the course the students will work practically with different attacks on a cluster of compromised machines. The students will complete an individual project demonstrating the skills achieved throughout the course. The oral exam consists of a presentation of the project followed by questions about the curriculum to demonstrate competencies and knowledge respectively.

URL for MySchedule

Number of lessons

48 hours per semester

Teaching language

English

Examination regulations

Exam

Name

Exam

Examination is held

By the end of the semester

Tests

Examination

EKA

T550041102

Name

Examination

Form of examination

Oral exam

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

English

ECTS value

5

Additional information

Please note there is no timetable guarantee for students, who have this as an elective course.

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