PV080 Information security and cryptography

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/2. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marek Sýs, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Marek Kumpošt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Čeleda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Ukrop (lecturer)
JUDr. Pavel Loutocký, Ph.D., BA (Hons) (lecturer)
Bc. Ondřej Borýsek (seminar tutor)
Tamara Čierniková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Antonín Dufka (seminar tutor)
Ondřej Huvar (seminar tutor)
Bc. Adam Ivora (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ján Jančár (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Adam Janovský (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Dušan Klinec (seminar tutor)
Bc. Mykhailo Klunko (seminar tutor)
Bc. Michael Koudela (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Kvapil (seminar tutor)
Magdaléna Lišková (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Lukáš Němec (seminar tutor)
Bc. Ondřej Pavlica (seminar tutor)
Bc. Ádám Ruman (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Vladimír Sedláček (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vojtěch Suchánek (seminar tutor)
Ondřej Ševčík (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Valdemar Švábenský (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Jan Vykopal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Bc. Pavol Žáčik (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Agáta Kružíková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Prerequisites
This course aims at students in their second year of study, getting them exposed to the elementary aspects of IT (cyber) security and cryptography - fundamentals of algebra and programming are therefore expected.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim is to teach the students to:
explain the importance of information privacy and to illustrate negative impacts of its breach by examples;
show advantages or disadvantages of basic IT security and privacy methods;
judge impact of IT deployment on personal data and to judge ethical aspects of considered solutions;
explain the importance of proper ways to security from risk analysis, through security policy up to the development and management of mechanisms - namely those based on cryptography;
assess suitability of deploying selected tools for security and privacy support.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
explain the importance of information privacy and to illustrate negative impacts of its breach by examples;
show advantages or disadvantages of basic IT security and privacy methods;
judge impact of IT deployment on personal data and to judge ethical aspects of considered solutions;
explain the importance of proper ways to security from risk analysis, through security policy up to the development and management of mechanisms, namely of cryptographic algorithms;
assess suitability of deploying selected tools for security and privacy support.
Syllabus
  • Concept of information privacy and relevant technical aspects, IT influence and relations.
  • Protection of private data and legislation.
  • Cryptographic functions and protocols.
  • Digital identity, access management.
  • Ethics, professional behavior and maintenance of information.
  • Fundamental IT security concepts, attacker models.
  • Network security.
  • Secure programming.
  • Usable security.
  • Audit, risk assessment, security operations.
  • Security standards, evaluation criteria.
Literature
    required literature
  • VAN OORSCHOT, Paul C. Computer security and the Internet : tools and jewels. Cham: Springer, 2020. xxiii, 365. ISBN 9783030336486. info
Teaching methods
lecture, hands-on seminar, discussions both at lectures and in a dedicated forum in the IS
Assessment methods
Assignments (home work) related to seminars (about 1/3 of the final mark) and final exam.
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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