Department of Information and Computing Sciences

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Information security

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Studiepunten:7.5 ECTS
Periode:periode 4 (week 17 t/m 26, d.w.z. 26-4-2021 t/m 2-7-2021; herkansing week 28)
Deelnemers:tot nu toe 122 inschrijvingen
Rooster:De officiële roosters staan in MyTimetable
college          Fabiano Dalpiaz
werkcollege groep 1        Max van Haastrecht
Nota bene:Er is geen recente vakbeschrijving beschikbaar.
Onderstaande tekst is een oude vakbeschrijving uit collegejaar 2019/2020
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 the instructor Dr. Fabiano Dalpiaz:
Literatuur:Kan veranderen!
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
The book is available through the book sale of Sticky (web).

The course includes three graded components:

  1. Two group assignments (team size 3)
    • A1: Risk assessment with Coras
    • A2: Security requirements modeling with STS-ml
    • Each 25% of the final grade
  2. Final exam
    • 50% of the final grade

Furthermore, the course will include 3 intermediate, non-graded tests on the materials that have been presented and have to be studied. These are mandatory yet not graded. These tests represent so-called formative feedback that is meant for you to check your progress.

In order for a student to pass, three conditions should hold

  • The grade of the final exam should be at least 6.0
  • The overall weighted average of all components should be at least 5.5

How do I repair my grade?

  • Overall average < 4.0 → No retake possible: not enough effort
  • If exam < 6.0 Retake final exam
  • If exam ≥ 6.0 and overall average < 5.5 → hand in revision of A1 and/or A2 (discuss with coordinator)
Inspanningsverplichting voor aanvullende toets:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.
The following constraints apply in 2019/20 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.