Course details

Information System Security

BIS Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

The course aims to the security goals, security functions, and security mechanisms. The content is: Introduction into information security, basic terms, threats, weak points, security measures, criteria for system security assessment, Common Criteria, data transmission security, operating system and database security, malicious software,  role of cryptography.

Guarantor

Course coordinator

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

  • 39 hrs lectures
  • 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

  • 70 pts final exam (written part)
  • 10 pts mid-term test (written part)
  • 20 pts projects

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Lecturer

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Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn basic principles of information systems security. They will learn also terminology, basic security goals, functions, and mechanisms.

Learning objectives

The goal is to make students familiar with the basic concepts of information systems security.

Why is the course taught

This course is essential to all engineers working in the areas of computer engineering. Students will learn basic principles of information systems security. They will learn also terminology, basic security goals, functions, and mechanisms.

Study literature

  • Hanáček, P., Staudek, J.: Bezpečnost informačních systémů, ÚSIS, Praha, 2000, s. 127, ISBN80-238-5400-3
  • Savard, J. J. G.: A Cryptographic Compendium, 2000, dostupné na WWW

Fundamental literature

  • Stallings, W.: Cryptography and Network Security, Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN 0-13-869017-0

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction
  • Threats, vulnerabilities
  • Security measures
  • Criteria for system security assessment
  • Common criteria (CC)
  • Security functions
  • Risk analysis
  • Data transmission security
  • Operating system security
  • Database security
  • Web security
  • Smart card applications
  • Role of cryptography

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. A homework on security mechanisms.
  2. A homework on applied cryptography.

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and an evaluation of projects.

Exam prerequisites

To obtain at least one point in each project.

Course inclusion in study plans

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