Applied Information Security
2011-2012 - IMT4561 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

Students who have passed this course should:

  • have acquired good knowledge of the common terminology in information security
  • have working knowledge of security analysis methods
  • have a good understanding of selected attack mechanisms and techniques and their employment by malicious software
  • have working knowledge of database security
  • have good understanding of design principles for secure information systems


  • Core terminology for information security
  • Authentication and authentication techniques
  • Security analysis methods
  • Design principles for secure information systems
  • Case studies of secure system design
  • Database security
  • Attack mechanisms and techniques
  • Malicious software

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Annet - Tutorials

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written examination, 3 hours, (67%) in conjunction with term paper (33%). Pass decision is on the cumulative grade.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Evaluated by the lecturer.

Re-sit examination

A new term paper must be provided next autumn. For the exam: Ordinary re-sit examination.

Examination support

Simple calculator

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials


  • M. Bishop: Computer Security: Art and Science. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, USA (2002)
  • D. Gollmann: Computer Security, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA (2006)
  • M. Gasser: Building a Secure Computer System. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, USA (1988)
  • R. Anderson: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK (2001)
  • A. K. Jain, P. J. Flynn, and A. A. Ross: Handbook of Biometrics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany (2007)

Replacement course for

IMT4162 Information Security and Security Architecture