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Foundations of Cybersecurity 1 CySec1

General

study semester
1
standard study semester
6
cycle
every winter semester
duration
1 semester
SWS
6
ECTS
9
teaching language
English

People

responsible
Dr. Ben Stock
lectures
Dr. Ben Stock

Assessment & Grades

entrance requirements
none
assessment / exams

Students need to solve the exercise during the semester to be allowed to take the exam.

grade

By default, the final grade is calculated through the exam only. This mode can be changed by the lecturer and such changes will be announced at the beginning of the term.

Workload

course type /weekly hours
  2 SWS Lecture
+ 2 SWS Tutorials
+ 2 SWS Projects
= 6 SWS
total workload
   60 h of classes
+ 120 h of private study
+  90 h for projects
= 270 h (= 9 ECTS)

Aims / Competences to be developed

The students know the legal foundations of information security in Germany. In addition, they know the basic building blocks of modern cryptography, network security as well as privacy. Special emphasis is on network security, such that students know relevant protocols for secure communication and can utilize them.

Content

  • Foundations of the Strafgesetzbuch w.r.t. to information security
  • Basic understanding of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic protocol and their usage scenarios
  • Basic understanding of hash functions and important properties of hash functions
  • Network foundations of all layer (according to the TCP/IP model)
  • Security protocols for each network layer
  • Foundations of privacy and anonymity
  • Basics of Web security

Literature & Reading

The literature is english and will be announced at the beginning of the lecture.

Additional Information

Programming tasks in Python. Pen&paper exercises in groups (and tutorials).

Curriculum

This module is part of the following study programmes:

Cybersicherheit BSc: Spezialisierter Bereich Cybersicherheit
study semester: 1 / standard study semester: 6
Lehramtsstudienfach Informatik: Wahlpflichtbereich 2
study semester: / standard study semester: 5-7
Cybersecurity BSc (English): Spezialisierter Bereich Cybersicherheit
study semester: 1 / standard study semester: 6