Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course gives an introduction to applied computer security. Well-known attacks on computer systems and their corresponding mitigation techniques are discussed. A special emphasis is placed on authentication systems, in particular public-key infrastructures. Security mechanisms described in wireless communication standards are also considered.
After completing INF143 - Computer security, the student should be able to
- Explain attacks on computer systems and discuss mitigation techniques,
- Describe and compare different authentication techniques,
- Discuss security mechanisms in wireless communication standards.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Submittance of report/essay
Forms of Assessment
Submittance of report/essay. Oral exam. If the course has many participants, there can be written exam (three hours).
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
INF248: 10 sp. I248: 10 sp
Type of assessment: Semester thesis and one written exam
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline