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Undergraduate course

Introduction to cybersecurity

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINF624
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

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ECTS Credits


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

Introduction to programming, for instance Python

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

INF140: 5 ECTS

DIGI112: 2,5 ECTS

Access to the Course

For admission, you need to be a student at the University of Bergen through UiB Videre

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures / 2 hours per week

Lectures / 8 weeks

Group sessions 2 hours per week

Group sessions 8 weeks.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory assignment. Compulsory assignments are valid for 1 subsequent semesters

Forms of Assessment

The course has the following forms of assessment:

  • Digital written exam from home: 3 hours

Grading Scale


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.

Course Coordinator

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


Student adviser:


T: 55 58 42 00

Exam information