Introduction to Cyber Security Lecture and Exercise

Course Description

This course is offered for master students, especially in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Artificial Intellegence, eBusiness, and Information and Media Technology. The goal of this course is to introduce challenges in securing computer systems and networks. The course covers the foundations of system and network security. It introduces basic security and privacy concepts as building blocks for later specialization. In the scope of this course, we explore, among others, the following rough list topics:

  • Introduction and general concepts
  • Definitions, security goals, attacker models
  • Symmetric encryption
  • Integrity protection
  • Asymmetric encryption
  • Certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Authentication and key agreement
  • Security protocols (IPSec, DNSSec, Kerberos, SSH, TLS, etc.)
  • Spam, botnets, phishing
  • Firewalls, Intrusion Detection, Honeypots
  • Anonymity and privacy

Please enroll for the course in Moodle.


Tuesday (lecture)15:30 - 17:00Lecture hall C, ZHG
Thursday (lecture)15:30 - 17:00Lecture hall C, ZHG
Thursday (exercise)13:45 - 15:15Raum 304, LG 1A