Department of Information and Computing Sciences

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Information security

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Information Security is an English-taught course that provides the students with comprehensive, in-depth knowledge about information and computer security. This field is of importance for every individual: think of the privacy concerns when we are using social media, or consider the viruses and worms that endanger our computers. Moreover, security is crucial when it comes to organizations, which have to protect themselves from attackers aiming to spoil their reputation or to steal some trade secrets, have to train their own employees so that they act in accordance with security best practices and norms, and have to design software systems that are not harmful and that cannot be exploited by attackers.
Upon completion of the course, the student:
  • Can explain and illustrate the main security properties such as confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, etc.
  • Knows the fundamental security terminology that is essential to read security news, bulletins, and to apprehend advanced techniques
  • Can recognize and explain the main attacks to computer and information security
  • Knows the main security solutions and their underlying principles
  • Can conduct risk analysis to determine the most adequate set of security solutions for a given context
  • Can apply state-of-the-art techniques to design secure software systems, especially during the requirements engineering phase
The course will feature a tight interplay between theory and practice
For more details, please consult the course's website
The mandatory literature is as follows. It is essential that you buy and study from the books to pass the final exam and to successfully carry out the assignments. They cover much more than the lectures. In order to save some money, you can consider sharing books in couples of students: for example, student A buys book 1 and student B buys book 2.
  • Security in Computing (5th Edition) 5th Edition by Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Jonathan Margulies. Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0134085043
  • Security Requirements Engineering by Fabiano Dalpiaz, Elda Paja, Paolo Giorgini. MIT Press, ISBN: 978-0262034210, available in February 2016. 
Inspanningsverplichting voor aanvullende toets:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
The following constraints apply in 2015/16 for security-related courses:
  1. Informatiekunde students can take INFOB3INSE as KeuzeDiscipline, or INFOB3SEC in the Profilering, or none, or both.
  2. Informatica students can take INFOB3SEC as KeuzeDiscipline, or INFOB3INSE in the Profilering, or none, but NOT BOTH.
  3. Twin students Informatiekunde/Informatica may take both, INFOB3INSE as IS-KeuzeDiscipline and INFOB3SEC as CS-Keuzediscipline.
  4. TWIN students Informatica/Math may take INFOB3SEC as CS-Keuzediscipline, but cannot take INFOB3INSE.