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4809649: C19 Data and Application Security

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Semester:WS 19/20
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:135.0 h

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Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2019)


Data and Application Security provides an introduction to cyber security and covers issues related to computer and information security. Security is one of the core topics of the degree programme, so the course also provides a basis on which students can choose their electives. The course covers nine primary topics:

  • Security goals and design principles
  • Economic aspects of security and risk analysis
  • Basics of cryptography
  • Authentication and access control
  • Security mechanisms of common operating systems
  • Key instruments of network security
  • Key instruments of web security
  • Software security, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • Security management and standards

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students will:

  • understand the main concepts and methods of computer and information security
  • understand the principles and key requirements of security management
  • be able to analyse, configure, and manage practical security instruments


Lectures Method

  • The module involves interactive lectures with exercises to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical design and analysis skills.
  • The e-learning platform Moodle is used throughout the course to disseminate course material and for information and discussion.
  • Lab exercises are used to support the acquisition of practical skills.