About the course

The objective of the course is for the student to develop an understanding of how vulnerabilities and threats affect the digital environment, as well as how methods and models can be designed to protect important information there.

Course content

- The digital environment
- Objectives of information security
- Models for threat and risk analysis
- User authentication and access control
- Malicious software and application attacks
- Protection mechanisms and security management
- Ethical perspectives on information security

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

45 higher education credits in Computer and Information Science or Computer Science including 7.5 higher education credits in programming and

- the course DA297A: Database Technology and

- the course DA211A: Introduction to Studies in Computer Science alternatively DA154A: Introduction to Computer Science alternatively DA380A: Computer Science: Gaming Studies

Besides the formal requirements listed above it's also presumed that the student have knowledge from the course DA109A


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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