Introduction to information security
2009-2010 - IMT1121 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course the students will have acquired knowledge of concepts and topics within information security. The students will also know about the national laws and regulations applying to the field of information security, with special emphasis on the laws regulating personal information.
Furthermore, the students will know about relevant national and international norms and standards within information security. The students will be given a brief introduction to cryptology and network security.


Threats and dangers
Norms and standards
Laws and regulations
Organization and administration
Risk administration/Analysis
Safeguarding- organizational, physical and electronical

Brief introduction to cryptology

An overview of cryptografi in SSL, IPSec and SMIME

Teaching Methods

Group works
Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements

Participate in 5 out of 7 group assignments

Teaching Materials

  • Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord: Principles of Information Security, Thomson Course Technology, 3. ed (2009)
  • Personopplysningsloven og personopplysningsforskriften