Information Security

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode INBSEC-08
Vaknaam Information Security
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Information Security
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) apply the encryption method
2) use the PGP/GPG encryption software
3) explain the strengths and weaknesses of various protocols
4) select best authorization model/technology to a given setting
Omschrijving Information security refers to protection of sensitive data against unauthorised access and misuse. This course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of Information Security. Following a general introduction of the thoughts behind and importance of Information Security (e.g., CIA) various aspects of cryptography, access control and privacy will be discussed. In the context of cryptography, stream and block cyphers will be contrasted and widely used encryption methods (e.g., AES) as well as hashing algorithms (e.g., SHA-1/2) will be presented in detail.

The course will also cover the concepts of authentication and authorization together with different access control models such as MAC and RBAC, and technologies. Since most of the security concepts are part of security protocols common security protocols like SSL, OAuth2 and OIDC will be studied. There will also be two additional lectures on privacy and system security respectively.

The practice sessions will focus on items like faking identities, PGP/GPG, encryption, Diffie-Hellman key exchange methods and authorisation policy evaluation.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The written exam (E), combined with the ratings of exercises (R) produce the final grade: if (E <= 4.0) then E else max (E, .4 * E + .6 * R)))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator F. Turkmen, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. F.B. Brokken , F. Turkmen, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Information Security (Second edition, 2011) (not mandatory) Mark Stamp (Wiley) 978-0-470-62639-9 €  65,00
Computer Security: Art and Science 2 2018 (not mandatory) Matt Bishop 0321712331
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes basic programming experience in a common imperative programming language like C, C++, Python, or Java
Opmerkingen Mark Stamp's book price may vary. E.g., Amazon reports prices currently ranging from $50 to $65
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