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Information security

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Studiepunten:7.5 ECTS
Periode:periode 3 (week 6 t/m 15, d.w.z. 5-2-2018 t/m 13-4-2018; herkansing week 27)
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college          Veelasha Moonsamy
werkcollege groep 1        Bilge Yigit Ozkan
Fabienne Heijn
groep 2        Veelasha Moonsamy
Anneloes Meijer
groep 3        Sabine Molenaar
Sven van Schaik
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
The course will feature a tight interplay between theory and practice

For questions about the course, please contact (in English) the instructor Veelasha Moonsamy:
The following book is mandatory literature:
  • Security in Computing (5th Edition) by Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Jonathan Margulies. Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0134085043
Group assignments, written exam
  • Assignment 1 (A1) = 15%
  • Mid-term exam (M) = 10%
  • Assignment 2 (A2) = 15%
  • Exam (E) = 60%
  • Final grade = A1+ M + A2 + E

  • To pass the course, you need to score an average grade of > 5 for (A1 + M + A2) and E > 5
Inspanningsverplichting voor aanvullende toets:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
The following constraints apply in 2016/17 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.