263-0009-00L  Information Security Lab

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersK. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for master students!


263-0009-00 VInformation Security Lab2 hrs
Mon16:15-18:00ML D 28 »
K. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr
263-0009-00 UInformation Security Lab1 hrs
Tue16:15-17:00CHN F 46 »
Wed08:15-09:00CAB G 11 »
K. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr
263-0009-00 PInformation Security Lab3 hrs
Thu16:15-19:00CAB H 56 »
16:15-19:00CAB H 57 »
16:15-19:00CHN E 42 »
16:15-19:00CHN G 42 »
16:15-19:00ETZ E 6 »
K. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr
263-0009-00 AInformation Security Lab1 hrsK. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr

Catalogue data

AbstractThis InterFocus Course will provide a broad, hands-on introduction to Information Security, introducing adversarial thinking and security by design as key approaches to building secure systems.
ObjectiveThis course will introduce key concepts from Information Security, both from attack and defence perspectives. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexity and challenge of building secure systems.
ContentThe course is organised in two-week segments. In each segment, a new concept from Information Security will be introduced. The overall scope will be broad, including cryptography, protocol design, network security, system security.
Lecture notesWill be made available during the semester.
LiteraturePaul C. van Oorschot, Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels.
Dan Boneh and Victor Shoup, A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography.
Prerequisites / NoticeIdeally, students will have taken the D-INFK Bachelors course “Information Security" or an equivalent course at Bachelors level.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersK. Paterson, D. Basin, S. Capkun, D. Hofheinz, A. Perrig, S. Shinde, F. Tramèr
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationStudents will be graded on lab projects, to be completed every fortnight during the semester. Each project will involve the production of either a software artefact or a written piece of work, depending on the topic. Final grade is average of these.

Last cancellation/deregistration date for this graded semester performance: 7 October 2022! Please note that after that date no deregistration will be accepted and the course will be considered as "fail".

Learning materials

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCyber Security MSc (260000)
Cyber Security MSc (EPFL) (260100)
Data Science MSc (261000)
Computer Science MSc (263000)
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 10.10.2022

Offered in

Cyber Security MasterInterfocus CoursesWInformation
Data Science MasterCore ElectivesWInformation
Computer Science MasterInterfocus CoursesOInformation