Fundamentals of Security and Cryptography

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the students with the basics of network and application security
  • To provide the students with basic knowledge about the fundamentals of cryptography
  • To give students of the education a common theoretical ground for their further studies

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must be able to understand the basic concepts, principles and practice of network and application security
  • Must have knowledge about the fundamental concepts and theories of cryptography
  • Must be able to understand the basic concepts, principles and practice of cryptography
  • Must be able to understand professional articles and documentation concerning security issues
  • Must be able to comprehend the various classes of cryptographic algorithms, explain their relative properties and the interplay of algorithms in network security applications and protocols
  • Must be able to understand the different types of attacks that exist in network security and cryptograhy

Skills

  • Must have the ability to consider cyber security issues when developing IT-systems
  • Must be able to identify the basic cyber security principles and properties of an arbitrary security mechanism or network protocol
  • Must have the ability to infer the security weaknesses of an IT-system by knowing the basics of its protocols and architecture

Competences

  • Must have competencies in implementing basic security properties for IT-systems based on the current best practices

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; structure and contents of the programme

Exam

Exams

Name of examFundamentals of Security and Cryptography
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende sikkerhed og kryptografi
Module codeESNCYSK1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design