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DD2394 Cybersecurity Project 1.5 credits

Project work in cybersecurity. Cross listed with DD2391 Cybersecurity overview (DD2391 corresponds to DD2395 plus DD2394). 

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 cybproj24 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2394 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

In this course, the students apply their knowledge and skills in cybersecurity on concrete scenarios and systems. In a smaller group project, the students practice systems analysis, design, development and assessment of solutions from a security perspective through problem-based learning.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • analyse simple program code and systems (based on given or self-made system descriptions) to identify vulnerabilities and predict corresponding threats
  • select countermeasures against identified threats and argue for their suitability
  • apply countermeasures
  • find and use documentation of security related problems and tools
  • present and explain their reasoning to others,

in order to

  • be able to develop software and computer system with security in mind
  • be able to move on and specialise in the cybersecurity area
  • assess the difficulty of a security problem in relation to their own ability to decide when they can handle it alone and when they need to consult an expert.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in computer security, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course DD2395.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Being registered for a course counts as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: