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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student gets basic knowledge and basic skills in security both from a technical perspective

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to - control the basics in cryptogrphy - - analyze the security of computer systems and computer networks - be aware of the most common security threats on computer networks and howto protect from them

Course contents

Data/information protection - backup copying - basics of cryptography and secure protocols - secure information transmission over the Internet Threats against computers and networks and how to protoct from those - Viruses - Botnet - Intrusion - Denial-of-Service (Dos) attacks Vulnerability analysis Firewalls Security of user accounts and information - security of passwords - user authentication methods Secure remote access to computer networks Security regarding - wireless networks - cloud services - mobile devices

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Network Protocols, network services and wireless technologies

Previous course names

There are no such courses

Recommended or required reading

Powerpoint slides and material published on the Web (See Itslearning)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Practical exercises - 32 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 79 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

- Labs + documentation (70%) - Presentation + report (30%)


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2015-03-15 - Reports and productions

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