Course syllabus

En Introduktion till Informationssäkerhet
An Introduction to Information Security

SASC01, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to provide a conceptual as well as a technical introduction to computer, Internet and web security.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course will give an overview of a wide range of topics and will also provide details of some topics. Topics included in the course are security terminology, cryptography, digital certificates, email security, DNS architecture and security, web session security, web application security, remote and local authentication, Internet anonymity, operating system security, Transport Layer Security (TLS) and organizational aspects.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV - (U,G,VG) - (Fail, Pass, Pass with Distinction)
Assessment: Home assignments and project will give a passing grade (G). An additional written assignment can give the higher grade (VG).

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Paul Stankowski Wagner,
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