This InterFocus Course will provide a broad, hands-on introduction to Information Security, introducing adversarial thinking and security by design as key approaches to building secure systems.
This course will introduce key concepts from Information Security, both from attack and defence perspectives. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexity and challenge of building secure systems.
The course is organised in two-week segments. In each segment, a new concept from Information Security will be introduced. The overall scope will be broad, including cryptography, protocol design, network security, system security.
Will be made available during the semester.
Paul C. van Oorschot, Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels. Dan Boneh and Victor Shoup, A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography.
Prerequisites / Notice
Ideally, students will have taken the D-INFK Bachelors course “Information Security" or an equivalent course at Bachelors level.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination
Students will be graded on lab projects, to be completed every fortnight during the semester. Each project will involve the production of either a software artefact or a written piece of work, depending on the topic. Final grade is average of these.
Last cancellation/deregistration date for this graded semester performance: 9 October 2020! Please note that after that date no deregistration will be accepted and the course will be considered as "fail".