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Security Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Security Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: KIB-SE
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFIW-SE (P610-0194) Computer Science and Web Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-SE (P222-0039) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-SE (P222-0039) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
PIB-SE (P222-0039) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
PRI-SE (P222-0039) Production Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Damian Weber
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Damian Weber

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the critical parts, procedures and audit-relevant data of an operating system.
An open source UNIX system will be used in order to be able to comprehensively analyze
processes, security gaps and system calls in detail. The knowledge of these components and their
weak points will enable the students to pursue a security-by-design approach for new application systems or the configuration
of operating systems, which prevents vulnerabilities from the outset.
This includes basic knowledge of current cryptography methods. Students will learn to integrate the social necessity of data protection and privacy protection in communication processes into their future concepts.

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Module content:
 1. Security terms, threat model, examples
 2. Identities, authentication, authorization
 3. Encryption (symmetric, asymmetric)
 4. Cryptographic hash functions, message authentication codes
 5. UNIX from a security perspective
 6. Auditing, system status, system statistics
 7. Network security, perimeter security
 8. Penetration tests

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Recommended or required reading:
D. Kim, M. G. Solomon, Fundamentals Of Information Systems Security, 2016
G. Weidman, Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking, 2014

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