[ 921NESEIISV13 ] VL Introduction to IT Security

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science René Mayrhofer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2021W
Objectives Students

  • achieve a high-level understanding of the most important aspects of security in IT systems and networks and how they interact
  • learn the difference between technical and organizational security aspects and when each are appropriate
  • understand different technical security methods and how they can be applied to practical problems
  • can position security requirements with regards to the wider system context and balance with others such as usability, privacy, or safety.
Subject Threat scenarios and models, risks analysis, organizational security processes, basic concepts of cryptography, identification and authentication methods, access control models and operating systems, network and protocol security, code security, usability of security methods, privacy concerns
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods Lecture and discussion
Language English
Study material no compulsory reading; supplemental literature:

  • William Stallings, Lawrie Brown: "Computer Security: Principles and Practices", Pearson
  • William Stallings: "Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice", Prentice Hall/Pearson
  • Ross Anderson: "Security Engineering", Wiley
Changing subject? No
Further information
Corresponding lecture INMNPVOEITS: VO Einführung IT-Sicherheit (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment