11889 - Introduction to Cyber Security Modulübersicht

Module Number: 11889
Module Title:Introduction to Cyber Security
  Einführung in die IT-Sicherheit
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Panchenko, Andriy
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every winter semester
Credits: 8
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students
  • have basic knowledge of IT security, 
  • know the technical terms to understand current publications and relevant system solutions,
  • are able to independently familiarise themselves with advanced IT security concepts and to acquire futher skills
  • are able to apply the acquired knowledge to concrete problems.

Introductory definition of technical terms; protection objectives; security risks and threats; Malware; Attack techniques; security functions and services; Access control; basic cryptographic functions: symmetric crypto systems (stream and block ciphers, DES, AES)h public key cryptography (RSA, El-Gamal, ECC), Subject and object authentication (cryptographic hash values, message authentication codes), digital signatures, key management; cryptographic protocols (Diffie-Hellmann, Kerberos, Needham-Schröder, and others); protection of IT infrastructures, firewalls, intrusion detection; honeypots;


Experiments on attacks and defence techniques 
Recommended Prerequisites:None
Mandatory Prerequisites:No successful participation in module 13969 - Introduction to Cyber Security.
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 4 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Practical training / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Stallings: Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, Pearson
  • Paar, Pelzl: Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners, Springer
Module Examination:Prerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Prerequisite:
  • Successful treatment of all assigned project tasks including successful presentation of the results in the laboratory course
Final module examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min. OR
  • Oral examination, 30-45 min. (with small number of participants)
In the first lecture it will be anounced, if the examination will be offered in written or oral form.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Cyber Security / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / eBusiness / PO 2007
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Energietechnik und Energiewirtschaft / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Informatik / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Power Engineering / keine PO
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / PO 2008
  • Study programme Cyber Security M.Sc.: Mandatory module
  • Study programme Informatik M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Angewandte und technische Informatik“ (level 400)
Module Components:
  • Lecture: Introduction into Cyber Security
  • Accompanying laboratory
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: