11862 - Pervasive System Security Modulübersicht

Module Number: 11862
Module Title:Pervasive System Security
  Sicherheit in Pervasiven Systemen
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Langendörfer, Peter
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:
  • Knowledge about topology, functionality of pervasive systems in selected applicaiton areas
  • Knowledge about cipher algorithms (secret key and public key means)
  • Knowledge about security issues of the investigated cipher means as well as those of their implementations
  • Knowledge about side channel attacks on cipher means and appropriate counter measures
  • Knowledge about security protocols, e.g. key distribution protocols
  • Knowledge about security issues of investigated protocols
  • Knowledge about privacy issues
Contents:This lecture introduces differnt kinds of pervasive systems considering divers aplication areas such as tele-medcine and homeland security. These examples are used to elaborate security and privacy requirements as well as threats against these golas. Then means to ensure the security/privacy goals will be introduced, here a clear focus is on cryptographic means that need to be considered as an essential pre-requisite to set-up any secure system. This lecture will also elaborate on potential problem of these systems to highlight potential attacks based on implementation "flaws". In addition security protocol e.g. for key exchange will be discussed in detail taking into account their limitations and means to successfully attack those protocols.
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge of the content of the modules
  • 11454: Introduction to Computer Networks
  • 12864: Wireless Sensornetworks: Concepts, Protocolls and Applications
as well as basics in mathematics.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 1 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 135 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Information about current literature will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Module Examination:Prerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Prerequisite:
  • Successful completion of exercise assignments
Final module examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min. OR
  • Oral examination, 30 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 / Cyber Security / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Informatik / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Künstliche Intelligenz Technologie / PO 2022
  • Study programme Informatik M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in "Angewandte und technische Informatik" (level 400)
  • Study programme Cyber Security M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex "Cyber Security Methods"
  • Study programme  Künstliche Intelligenz Technologie M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Software-basierte Systeme“
Module Components:Lecture: Pervasive System Security
Accompanying exercises
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