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252-1414-00L  System Security

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersS. Capkun, A. Perrig
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractThe first part of the lecture covers individual system aspects starting with tamperproof or tamper-resistant hardware in general over operating system related security mechanisms to application software systems, such as host based intrusion detection systems. In the second part, the focus is on system design and methodologies for building secure systems.
ObjectiveIn this lecture, students learn about the security requirements and capabilities that are expected from modern hardware, operating systems, and other software environments. An overview of available technologies, algorithms and standards is given, with which these requirements can be met.
ContentThe first part of the lecture covers individual system's aspects starting with tamperproof or tamperresistant hardware in general over operating system related security mechanisms to application software systems such as host based intrusion detetction systems. The main topics covered are: tamper resistant hardware, CPU support for security, protection mechanisms in the kernel, file system security (permissions / ACLs / network filesystem issues), IPC Security, mechanisms in more modern OS, such as Capabilities and Zones, Libraries and Software tools for security assurance, etc.

In the second part, the focus is on system design and methodologies for building secure systems. Topics include: patch management, common software faults (buffer overflows, etc.), writing secure software (design, architecture, QA, testing), compiler-supported security, language-supported security, logging and auditing (BSM audit, dtrace, ...), cryptographic support, and trustworthy computing (TCG, SGX).

Along the lectures, model cases will be elaborated and evaluated in the exercises.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersS. Capkun, A. Perrig
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationGrading: 20% exercises and related reports (compulsory continuous performance assessments), 80% final exam.
Written aidsKeine
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
252-1414-00 VSystem Security2 hrs
Mon10-12HG D 1.2 »
S. Capkun, A. Perrig
252-1414-00 USystem Security2 hrs
Thu13-15HG D 3.2 »
S. Capkun, A. Perrig

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