263-0009-00L  Information Security Lab

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. Shinde, D. Basin, S. Capkun, K. Paterson, F. Tramèr
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


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 three-week segments. In each segment, a new concept from Information Security will be introduced. The overall scope will be broad, including cryptography, protocol design, system security, and privacy.
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.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered