IV1013 Introduction to Computer Security 7.5 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
- Basic cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
- Cryptographic hashing and digital signatures.
- Security in protocols and services of the Internet.
- Certificates and infrastructures for open key encryption.
- Security in network systems: routers, firewalls, and systems to detect intrusion.
- Security in operating systems.
- Software security: vulnerability, attacks, and defence mechanisms.
Intended learning outcomes
The course gives an introduction to the basics of cryptography, security in computer systems, and network security. On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- explain basic mechanisms in, and the structure of, secure communications protocols
- describe weaknesses in computer systems, software, networks, and communications protocols as well as explain attacks that utilise such weaknesses
- explain and compare advantages and disadvantages with common cryptographic technologies
- design and implement simple cryptographic applications
- account for and recognise threats against information security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. as well as choose appropriate methods to protect against threats
- design, implement, and evaluate security in networks.
Literature and preparations
- ID1018 Programming I
- IK1203 Networks and communication
- IS1200 Computer Hardware Engineering
- IX1500 Discrete Mathematics
Or equivalent courses.
- ID1206 Operating Systems
- ID1019 Programming II
- ID1020 Algorithms and Data Structures
Goodrich, Tamassia: Introduction to Computer Security: Pearson New International Edition - Se vidare: http://catalogue.pearsoned.co.uk/educator/product/Introduction-to-Computer-Security-Pearson-New-International-Edition/9781292025407.page#sthash.aaLrqfj7.dpuf
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INLB - Written Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project Assignment, 6.0 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.