Instance: 2020/2021 - 2S (of 08-02-2021 to 30-07-2021)
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
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|Theoretical and practical :
Suitable for English-speaking students
This course offers an introduction to computer security in both theory and practice. Students will develop the skills necessary to formulate and address the security needs in personal and organizational environments. The course will begin with a description of security goals and mechanisms, motivated by recent security incidents.Topics will include cryptography, authentication, secure communications, secure storage and data publishing, access control and practical examples of these technologies.
Learning outcomes and competences
To understand the fundamental concepts of information security, namely the principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability and the tools/mechanisms to obtain them. To know the most relevant cryptographic components and their purpose, understanting theit application contexts in real authentication and communication systems. Understand the operation of authentication protocols and security and privacy mechanisms in the Internet. Understand and apply privacy-preserving data publishing mechanisms.
Fundamental security concepts: confidentiality, integrity, availability, threat, vulnerability and security mechanisms. Cryptographic components: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hash functions, authenticators, digital signatures. Applications of cryptography: authentication and secure communications Digital certification and PKI. Privacy-preserving data publishing mechanisms.
Bishop Matt; Introduction to computer security
. ISBN: 0-321-24744-2
Mark Stamp; Information security
. ISBN: 9780470626399
William Stallings; Cryptography and network security
. ISBN: 9780138690175
William Stallings; Computer security
. ISBN: 978-0-13-600424-0
Teaching methods and learning activities
Presentation of the topics with examples. Practical assignments.
Evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
Calculation formula of final grade
Final mark = Final exam mark