Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IDA3. Course coordinator: Ben Smeets,, Ingenjörshögskolan i Helsingborg. Recommended prerequisits: A first course in programming. Assessment: Grade 3 requires successful written exam and approved assignments/laboratories. Grade 4 and 5 can be obtained through the written exam. Home page:

The course wants to give the students a sound knowledge of the security problems that need to be solved in and around the use of computer systems to operate such systems in a networked environment. In such an environment it is important that the correct information is transmitted and is sent to the correct receiver. Encryption, authentication, key management, and digital certificates are examples of notions that will be clarified and exemplified in this course.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must


Gollman, D: Computer Security. John Wiley And Sons Ltd, UK 1998. ISBN: 0-471-97844-2.