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Undergraduate course


  • ECTS credits2.5
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeDIGI112
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEngelsk
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ECTS Credits

2,5 ECTS

Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content


The course goal is to give an overview of the concepts of Data and Computer Security, with an emphasis on fundamental security properties, vulnerabilities, threats, and mechanisms for securing computer systems.



  • security properties, tools, and terminology
  • User Authentication, methods, and principles
  • Access Control, principles, and the role of access control

Computer Security: In particular, malicious software: types, propagation, together with technical, organisational, and behavioural countermeasures.

Network Security: in particular, the Internet, network-based attack, and an overview of countermeasures to network-based attacks.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student must have the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The student can

  • describe fundamental security principles and practices
  • describe threats to digital systems and their potential damage


The student can

  • identify possible threats to a digital system
  • identify countermeasures to these threats

General competence

The student can

  • participate in a conversation about security practices with other students

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Spring 2023 reduction 2,5 ECTS to following courses:



Access to the Course

For admission, you need to be a student at the University of Bergen and admitted to DIGI-courses. The course has a capacity of 200 students autumn 2022.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures / 2 hours per week

Lectures / 7 weeks

Possible offering of physical session at UiB-campus.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

The course has the following forms of assessment:

  • Digital written exam from home: 2 hours

Grading Scale

Pass / fail

Assessment Semester

Examination only in the teaching semester. Candidates with valid absence from the exam are permitted for early exam the subsequent semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact Studierettleiar@ii.uib.no

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.


Student adviser:


T: 55 58 42 00

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Take-home examination

    Assignment handed out
    20.10.2022, 16:15
    Submission deadline
    20.10.2022, 18:15
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam