13E113ZP - Computer Security

Course specification
Course title Computer Security
Acronym 13E113ZP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Computer networking, Operating Systems 1
The goal Introduce students to the basic concepts of computer security. Understanding fundamentals of cryptography and security protocols. Introduce risks in the networking environment and understanding of all levels where protective measures need to be implemented.
The outcome Students will gain knowledge on how to deter, detect, prevent, and neutralize security breaches.
Contents of lectures Availability, Authentication, Authorization, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Access Control. One-Time-Pad, Stream Ciphers (RC4), Block Ciphers (DES, AES), Asymmetric Algorithms (Diffie-Hellman, RSA), Hash Functions (SHA), MAC functions, digital signatures. Authentication Applications, Key Management, Identity federations, Web security, IP security, cryptographic foundations of blockchain.
Contents of exercises Same as theoretical contents.
  1. William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security, 7th edition, Pearson Education Limited 2017
  2. William Stallings, A Blockchain Tutorial, The Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 20, Number 3, November 2017, pp. 2-24
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 1
Methods of teaching 30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of supervised problem classes, 15 hours of practical work in laboratory. Approximately 70 hours of personal study and exercise.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 15 Oral examination 0
Projects 20
Colloquia 35
Seminars 0