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INF-2310 Computer Security - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for informatikk

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course. The course is given every spring semester.

Course overlap

INF-2310 Security in distributed systems 5 stp

Course contents

The course will provide an introduction to the general principles of computer security from an applied viewpoint. Topics include common cyber-attacks, techniques for identifying and defending against vulnerabilities in computers and networks, the fundamental building blocks of secure systems, security principles for commonly used items, and human, social, and economic aspects of computer security. The course will focus on security issues related to software exposed to network communication, particular in modern web applications.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Qualification + specific entrance requirements equivalent to MATRS: R1/(S1+S2). Application code: 9354 - Singular course in computer science.

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The candidate has knowledge of

Skills - The candidate can

General competence - The candidate can

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English, and the syllabus material is in English. The examinations will also be in English but can be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Laboratory: 30 hours.

Date for examination

School exam 02.06.2023

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.