DD2525 Language-Based Security 7.5 credits

Språkbaserad datasäkerhet

This is an advanced course in the area of software security. The course will focus on advanced programming languages and security methods to enforce software security in a principled manner. The course combines hands-on experience, by exploring both attacks and defenses, with cutting-edge security research, by reasoning about security policies and protection mechanisms rigorously.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

- Introduction to language based security.
- Basic principles, models and concepts for computer security.
- Software security by information flow control.
- Web application and database security.
- Security for mobile applications.
- Hot topics in computer security.
- State-of-the-art in programming language for safety.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- explain and apply program language based concepts for computer security,
- identify strengths and weaknesses of language based protection mechanisms in such domains as web applications, mobile applications and database systems,
- apply best practices of secure programming to design and implement more secure software,
- explain and apply principles of such language-based protection mechanisms as access control, capabilities, static analysis and runtime monitoring,
- explain differences between security policy specifications and enforcement security mechanisms,
- reflect upon security, functionality, usability and efficiency trade offs in the design of formal security requirements,
- use methods from stete-of-the-art research in the area of programming languages and security in order to:
- as security expert be able to identify security threats and propose countermeasures,
- independently design and implement software systems that embrace security from day one,
- contribute to the society by increasing the consumers' trust in software technologies.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed course DD2395 Computer Security 6 credits, or equivalent course.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of 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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EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex