Lecture MINF4221: IT Security

Course No. 1573

FS 2020

Prof. Dr. Rolf Oppliger

eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger
Breichtenstrasse 18
CH-3074 Muri b. Bern, Switzerland
Phone +41 79 654 84 37

Course Information

Hint : The information provided here complements the official course catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis).

Dates : The lecture takes place fortnightly (with a few adjustments) on the following Mondays between 8:15 am and 12:00 am:

Location: BIN-2.A.01, Binzmühlestrasse 14, Zürich Nord

Registration: Registration is possible from January 14 until March 13, 2020.

Mailing list: Attendees may register for the mailing list by sending a message to rolf.oppliger@esecurity.ch.

Final exam: The final exam will take place on June 15, 2020, between 10 am and 12 am (60 minutes), in room BIN-0-K.02. It will be multiple choice and open book, meaning that all books, paper printouts, and handwritten notes are allowed. This does not include any electronic device, like a laptop computer, smartphone, or smart watch. Please, be a few minutes before the start of the exam in the room.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Computer security
  3. Communication security
  4. Operational environments and applications
  5. Privacy and data protection
  6. Conclusions and outlook
Instead of execises, students are required to self-study cryprography based on a text that is available here. The text refers to draft chapters 1 and 2 of the 3rd edition of a book entitled "Contemporary Cryptography" that is scheduled to be published in 2021. Questions are highly appreciated and can be asked at any time during the lecture.

The lecture slides are available here (last revised on February 23, 2020).

References and Additional Material

To be announced in the lecture.

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