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IT-Security (E)

Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls laut Lehrplan


Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

The students know the principle goals and requirements concerning confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems. They are aware of the threat environment and specific types of attacks. They know how information systems can be secured against these types of attacks. They are also aware of management tasks in order to increase security for data, information, communication, and IT systems.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

erfolgreicher Abschluss des vorherigen Semesters


Contents of this course are:

- Threat environment: Goals of IT security, types of attackers and attacks, planning and managing IT security
- Cryptography and cryptographic system standards: symmetric and public/private key encryption, digital signatures, Hashing, authentication, digital certificates, TSL/SSL, IPSec, wireless security
- Access control: passwords, biometric methods, role-based access control, identity management
- Firewalls: principles, static packet filtering, stateful packet inspection, NAT, intrusion detection and
- Prevention systems, firewall architectures and management
- Host and Data Security: host hardening, vulnerability and exploits, vulnerability testing, data protection and backups
- Application Security: hardening applications, web server attacks, email security
- Incident and Disaster Response: incident response, laws and regulations, business continuity planning

empfohlene Fachliteratur

- Comer, Douglas E.: Computer Networks and Internets: With Internet Applications, 6th Ed. - Upper Saddle River, Pearson Education, 2015.
- Panko, Raymond R.; Panko, Julia A.: Business Data Networks and Security, 10th Ed. - Edinburgh, Pearson, 2015.
- Rhodes-Ousley, Mark: Information Security: The Complete Reference, 2nd Ed. - New York et al., Mc Graw Hill education, 2013.
- Stallings, William: Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards, 6th Ed., Edinburgh, Pearson Education , 2017.
- Tanenbaum, Andrew S.: Computer Networks, 5th Ed. - Boston, Pearson, 2011.

Bewertungsmethoden und -kriterien

Portfolio assessment



Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits


eLearning Anteil in Prozent


Semesterwochenstunden (SWS)


geplante Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of student tasks

Semester/Trimester, in dem die Lehrveranstaltung/das Modul angeboten wird


Name des/der Vortragenden

Prof. (FH) Dr. Johannes Lüthi



empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten


Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltungen/des Moduls


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