Introduction to information security
2011-2012 - 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.


  • Introduction to information security
  • The need for security
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Risk management
  • Planning for security
  • Firewalls and VPN
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Authentication
  • Cryptography
  • Physical security

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 3 out of 4 group assignments

Teaching Materials

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